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The Arco di Riccardo, a Roman city gate dating to the first century A.D. Probably named so because of Richard Lionheart, Riccardo in italian, who passed by on his way to the Holy Land, or because of the arch being at the entrance to the...More
It's a wonder that Richard's Arch survived the urban encroachment. The Arch itself isn't particularly picturesque but it is set in a lovely part of town - narrow unspoiled streets, steep alleys, interesting churches and attractive traditional dwellings.
Next to the one of the most romantic square in Trieste piazza Barbacan was Roman gate. Thanks to emperator Augustus who built them in the heart of old Trieste.
Why Riccardo? Some recall legendary events like the passage of Richard the Lionheart this city...
Very cool, very old, very Roman stone arch built into adjacent building once upon a time a long time ago. It was a surprise find, tucked behind some small buildings, near the sea port. Nice photo opportunity. Not very exciting or magnificent, but still standing.
Truly awe inspiring to be up close to this arch which has been in place since the Roman Empire. Also close by is further reminiscence of the structure which is the subject of an active archaeological dig