Porta Sole District

The highest District of all, flooded with light and sun, got to the River Tevere borders, rich with mills

THE EMBLEM

The highest District of all, flooded with light and sun, got to the River Tevere borders, rich with millstones and water mills. The Coat of Arms is a radiant golden anthropomorphic sun against white background. The white background recalls flour coming from the millstones of the water mills: Porta Sole, expands North-East towards the Tevere area, included the present outskirts of Ponte San Giovanni, Ponte Felcino, Ponte Valleceppi e Ponte Pattoli, all characterized by grinding mills.

THE HISTORY

It borders in Piazza Matteotti with Porta San Pietro, at the beginning of Via Bartolo and half way of Via del Melo with Porta Sant’Angelo, with which it was strictly linked as, during the “Sassajola” competition the two “upper districts” -parte di sopra of Porta Sole and Porta Sant’Angelo fought against Santa Susanna, Porta Eburnea and Porta San Pietro, the “parte di sotto” or lower districts.

Among the distinctive points an incredible bit of wilderness right at the top of the city, a high number of noble palaces, one of which now hosts the Public Library Augusta, San Severo Church with frescos by Raffaello, the Etruscan door of the Giglio, Sant’Antonio borough, the Church and Convent of Monteluce, the Pozzo Etrusco also known as Pozzo Sorbello, a sort of “womb of Perugia”, one among the most ancient artifact visible in the city.

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