The Old Medieval Town
Some parts of the old Medieval town fortunately survived the bombing of the town during the Second World War. Sections of the ancient fortified walls and several towers can still be seen today. Some of these, over the ages, have been incorporated into dwellings. There were several gates into the old town including Porta Santa, Porta del Seggio Porta Cianca, Porta Cauto and Porta Ponte. Wandering through the historic centre is an absolute delight with so many things of interesting to see. It is a labyrinth of picturesque narrow streets and alleys, with hidden little squares, flights of stone steps, covered passageways, arches and ancient doorways. It is a photographer’s delight.