Arco di Augusto, Fano

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The Arch of Augustus in Fano (in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino) is a city gate in the form of a triumphal arch with three vaults. It is the entrance to the city by the via Flaminia, which became the inside of the wall of the decumanus maximus. It has always been one of the symbols of the city.History & DescriptionIn the Roman period it was the principle gate of Colonia Julia Fanestris, a colonia established in the town of Fanum Fortunae (temple of Fortuna) by the Roman architect Vitruvius at the command of the Emperor Augustus, in commemoration of the victory over the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Barca in the Battle of Metauro during the Second Punic War.It is presumed that at least two other (now lost) gates existed in Fanum Fortunae, one to the south and the other near the sea.Constructed at the point at which the via Flaminia met the decumanus maximus of the city, the monument is dated to AD 9 by means of an inscription located on the frieze, with large characters carved in the rock which were once gilded in bronze. The inscription reports:
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  • The Arch of Augustus, a symbol of the city of Fano, was in Roman times the main gateway to the city. Built at the point where the via Flaminia is grafted into the decumano massimo of the city, the monument dates back to 9 a.d. and is divided into two smaller side arches and a central arch higher. It is in excellent condition. To make it clear that, despite the name, this is a "Door" and not an "arc".
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  • The history of Roman Italy. Beautiful Roman arch in the center of Fano, here there is an air of history. Very well lit.
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  • This site will define in good corsevazione. It is difficult fotografre since much is photographed. I noticed that the bscheca of information of this monument is sproca. Council to promote more even taking a tour of the city centre!
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  • More of a personal reaction, as my family came from Fano and I imagine this arch was familiar to them all through the years. Although the families have lost touch, enjoying the arch helps me feel connected to them.
  • The must-see sight of Fano, built during the Roman Empire, the arch still stands strong, as the entrance to Centro.
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  • The mark of Fano
  • Beautiful entrance to the old city of Fano
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