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Medieval Gate to a Roman Road: The Porta Flaminia


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We're outside the walls, looking west toward the town. The medieval gate apparently stands exactly where the Roman gate once stood: medieval Bevagna seems to have been no larger than its predecessor, a situation not uncommon in Umbria.


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Fronting on the road, the lower walls of an unknown structure. I took this photograph in 1997; I'm sad to report that in 2004, this wall had been cleared away and very likely destroyed — although there seems to have been no reason for doing so: on the edge a small public garden, the land is not about to be used for anything else.

The best-preserved stretch of opus reticulatum in town, stretching a few meters perpendicularly out from the medieval walls. Characteristically, despite modern restoration and care, this type of wall has a tendency to crack, as noted by Pliny:


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These small remnants lay a few steps east of the gate, and were the only Roman remains on the Flaminia outside the walls of Bevagna until you got to the amphitheatre. 
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