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Torre delle Milizie, Rome

Torre delle Milizie - Rome, Italy
Torre delle Milizie
largo Magnanapoli, Rome, Italy 00187Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

This tower is an important example of medieval civil architecture. It was built in the 13th Century, although legend has it that it was where Emperor Nero watched the fire of Rome. It was constructed by the powerful Conti di Segni family, but belonged to many other families until it was inherited by Pope Boniface VIII. Currently the tower stands within the monastery of the Dominicans of Santa Caterina di Magnanapoli. Damage caused by lightning and the 1348 earthquake can still be seen today.

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Torre delle Milizie General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Repubblica e Cavour
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