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Montanara gate

The Montanara Gate, also called the “Sant’Andrea Gate” dates back to the first century BC, and was part of a general reorganization of the city’s defensive walls attributed to Silla.
The rounded arch made in sandstone blocks was one of the two openings in the gate that gave access to the city for travellers from the hills.
The double gateway facilitated the flow of traffic dividing those leaving Ariminum from Cardus Maximus (now, Garibaldi way) from those entering it.
The northwards archway was closed in the next few centuries, and the remaining archway continued to mark the entrance to the city until the Second World War.
Following the end of the war, the part of the gate that been visible was destroyed. The rediscovered arch was reconstructed next to the Malatesta Temple, inside the courtyard of the diocese of Rimini.

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