Porta Napoli gate to L'Aquila 'a la ruin- the ruin'

Porta Napoli, gate to L'Aquila , built in 1548 in honor of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was destroyed in the earthquake.

'a la ruin- the ruin'

'The infernal blast that never rests
bears the spirits along with its rush
whirling and striking them, it molests them.
When the spirits arrive before the ruin,
there begin the shrieks, the wailing and the lamentations
And there they curse the divine power.'

Inferno V 34-36


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