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T06: Torre di Palazzo Tolomei Asciano

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T06: Torre di Palazzo Tolomei

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T06: Torre di Palazzo Tolomei


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Synthetic Chronology
1342 - 1352 abileo probable construction as it belongs to the third high walled circle in recent years
1555 the tower is severed by order of Cosimo I
post 1903 reduction in size


Dimensional data
average external height: 15.0 m.
average internal height: 8.5 m.
masonry thickness: n.r.
section length: 4.5 m.


Architectural Description
Located near Porta Massini, with a rectangular plan of very small dimensions and slender proportions, it is accessed by a door on the internal front. It has a slit on the west side elevation, while an opening on the adjacent stretch of wall leads to a small basement under the tower.
The wall texture is the classic filaretto with stone cantonal and scattered traces of plaster. The cover is flat.


Current state
The tower is privately owned and attached to a house.

 

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