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GetCOO | Porta Eburnea o Arco della Mandorla

Porta Eburnea o Arco della Mandorla

Eburnea Gate or Arco della Mandorla is located in via San Giacomo. Its name (Eburnea) derives from the ivory of the elephant that is the emblem of the district. The gate is original Etruscan up to the springer of the arch, transformed into an ogive arch in the Middle Ages. This has given it its second name ( mandorla is Italian for ‘almond’). The highroad towards Orvieto passed under this arch.