The hidden treasures of Perugia: starting from the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, it is possible to admire the succession of the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval ruins, between tunnels, walls and ancient streets.
During the restoration of the Cathedral complex, big tracts of Etruscan Walls (VI – V century. BC) were brought to light: the walls had the dual function of containment of the ancient acropolis town, besides being one of the key elements of a religious building. The travertine blocks that make up these walls have a chunky appearance and are placed one above the other without using mortar.
Also numerous fragments of Roman architectural decorations, such as capitals, marble frames related to Roman times have emerged, dating back to the II century BC.
The excavations have also revealed other important finds, such as for example the remains of an old furnace used in the building of the Cathedral during the late Medieval age.
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