Porta Sant’Angelo District

The District of sward and fire goes from the city walls to the woods and thickets, giving to the whole city firewoods and coal

The Emblem

The Coat of Arms is a grey sward with golden hilt in between the white wings of the Archangel Michael against red background. The figure is due to the presence in the district of San Michele Church, the temple of the people from Perugia, probably the most ancient church of the whole city, while the red background recalls the fire.

The History

Right outside the walls in Porta Sant’Angelo were big woods that furnished with burning materials the whole city: prove of it was the presence, till recently, of workshops of charcoal burners and woodcutters.
It covers a big part of the ancient town towards North-West and it includes the Verzaro, the Conca, and the Borgo Sant’Angelo.
It has a specific urban configuration: the walls in parts “convers” directly with the countryside without the interference of the modern outskirts. From the urbanistic point of view is one of the best preserved area of the city. Among its main landmarks are the Etruscan Arch, the Tower of the Cassero, the Sant’Agostino Church and the already mentioned San Michele Arcangelo Church, the Gallenga Palace – now seat of the Italian University for Foreigners -and the Convent of the Olivetani Church, today Rectorate of the University.
Until a few years ago, the district was featured by violin makers, restorers and tanners, today it is the cosmopolitan neighborhood par excellence, thanks to the students of the two universities.
It borders in via Bartolo with Posta Sole, in Piazza Cavallotti and Via Maestà delle Volte with Porta Santa Susanna; with Porta Sole, it was included in the “parte di sopra” (upper part) team during the game of “Sassajola”(a violent training game consisting of throwing stones) against Porta San Pietro, Porta Eburnea and Porta Santa Susanna, the “parte di sotto” or lower part.

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Sede Rionale:  Via dei Pellari – Perugia