Porta Santa Susanna District

Azure background in honor of the waters of the Lake Trasimeno, ancient border of the District

Porta-S-SusannaTHE EMBLEM

The Coat of Arms is an iron black chain against azure background, in honor of the waters of the Trasimeno Lake, that was at the boundaries of the territories of the District. The reason for the figure is not clear: it has been referred to the chains hanging on top of the main entrance door of the Sala dei Notari, just below the Griffin and the Lion, but it is not at all certain, since the chains are a war trophy for the whole city and not propriety of a sole district. It is improbable in the same way the idea that the chains refers to the ancient coat of arms of the Bear, since it is a way to contain many different animals as well.


The azure background is on the other hand clear: the district stretches Westwards and in ancient times it included Peruginian territories bordering the Lake Trasimeno. It borders in Piazza Cavallotti and via Maestà delle Volte with porta Sat’Angelo and in Via della Viola with Porta Eburnea. Among the most important monuments many churches along Via dei Priori to San Francesco al Prato, the Torre degli Sciri or degli Scalzi, the spectacular Oratory of San Bernardino, the Sodalizio Braccio Fortebracci, the Trasimena Door, Palazzo Marini Clarelli, formerly of the Oddi Family, San Benedetto Vecchio alla Canapina.