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Spello. Have you visited the beautiful Porta di Venere (Venus Gate)? Here’s what it was and how it is

The Venus gate is one of the six urban gates of Roman art in the Umbrian town of Spello, so called in the seventeenth century for its proximity to a temple dedicated to the goddess of beauty, of which evident traces have been found in the park of Villa Fidelia.

The door, made of white travertine and decorated with Doric pilasters, is characterized by three arched openings (arches), from the period of the reign of Emperor Octavian Augustus (27 BC-14 BC), between two mighty Romanesque dodecagonal towers, on high square supports.

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