Thursday, March 27, 2008

Friends, Romans, Torinese...

There is wall in the middle of the city that dates to the 1st century AD. This wall is all that is all that is left of the gate into Roman Torino. It's called Porta Palatina and back then Torino was called Augusta Taurinorum. This Roman gate is actually one of the best conserved Roman gates in the world (as for the other three Roman gates of Turin, one was incorporated into Palazzo Madama, and the other two were destroyed between the 16th and 17th Centuries). But this one lasted and is now where students sit and have lunch, crazy what 2 thousands years will do.

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