Widespread Museum

October 30, 2011

Farnese Arch


Porta Romana offers a charming panorama to its visitors: the Duomo,

the “Provvidenza” bell tower, a gorge having fascinating colors

and proportions.

It was built at the end of 1600 with the collaboration of the master Vignola.

A heavy clock tower was added in 1800 which was later removed in 1900.

On the left you can see the Geraldini building, bearing a coat-of-arms showing it that

is was one of the last Baroque buildings.

There is also a plaque indicating that it was built by Costanzo Geraldini,

a captain of the Papal marine forces.