The Archivolt “della Tina”

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Pianta di Porto Maurizio disegnata da Matteo Vinzoni secolo XVII. (Tratto da “Le Città della Liguria – Imperia” di F. Boggero e R. Paglieri Ed. SAGEP – GE)

This archivolt represents the connecting element between the 14th and 17th centuries city-walls. Particularly noteworthy is the upper door with a pointed arch. The door still retains its original iron hinges. Its lower part is dominated by a decorated lintel of the 15th century. Inside the passage of the archivolt there are three medieval shops, which are still well preserved. The coats of arms on the walls belong to various local aristocratic families and have been put there recently. At the upper entrance of the loggia on the original arch we can admire a Madonna in her niche. The statue is in Baroque style and the original lamp of wrought iron is well preserved. At the lower entrance on the right there is a typically Ligurian alley, called “Caruggio della Gainetta” Pianta di Porto Maurizio disegnata da Matteo Vinzoni secolo XVII.