Erroneously considered a medieval gate, it can be easily imagined that it is not possible given its height and width for a small town. Through thorough research, confirmed by a manuscript dating back to 1860, we know that in 1855 there was a flood in Badolato that devastated the eastern area of the town, just as it happened in the southern area in 1951.
In particular, the peripheral houses collapsed from Girone up to the vicinity of the Bastion (there are still ruins on the cliff). The consolidation work was carried out in the 1920s, with retaining walls that are still there, intact, for a hundred years.
Only the first house in the long row remained standing, obviously by chance: the one anchored to Arco del Girone, which was built solely to secure that house. The width of the arch is equal to the width of the road that was once built on the retaining walls: Via Vittorio Emanuele III, which connects with Via Regina Margherita.