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T02 - Torre delle Vallesi

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T02 - Torre delle Vallesi


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Etica Synthetic Chronology
1342 - 1352 It is probable construction as it belongs to the third high walled circle in these years
1555 the tower is severed by order of Cosimo I
2001 - 2002 questionable restoration of the current private property with joint shaving that has altered the original characteristics

 

Dimensional data
average external height: 18.0 m.
average internal height: 11.0 m.
masonry thickness: n.r.
section length: 14.0 m.

 

Architectural Description
Typical square-shaped watchtower, acting as a small defensive bulwark against enemy incursions. It takes its name from the presence in the centuries from the 13th to the 15th, near the place where it is located, of a community of priests of Waldensian religion.

Traces of ancient loopholes and two large round arches remain in the filaretto masonry, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, plugged, on the side facing the town. The first floor is accessed from the street via an external stone staircase, built adjacent to the walls.

The tower consists of three floors in all: the floors of the first floor and the roof are barrel-vaulted, while the intermediate floor is a wooden frame. The barrel covering is flanked by
constitute a viable flat roof.

 

Current Status: private property for residential use.

 

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