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La torre del popolo di Palazzolo sull'Oglio è la torre a base circolare più alta d'Europa, in oltre è stata realizzata su un torrione di un castello medioevale. Le campane sono perfettamente funzionan... more »The torre del popolo in Palazzolo sull'oglio is Europe's highest round tower, in addition has been realized on a tower of a medieval castle. The bells are working perfectly. . The climb, if you have good legs, is divided into several areas: from ground level to watch, with stone steps anchored in the outer walls. It is the longest part of the path. For the more daring who do not suffer from Vertigo can look down and see the long spiral created by stone stairs. Complete the staircase you reach the first floor at the clock (where you can see all the operating mechanism). Here also Vertigo sufferers have a moment of relief as the slab off feeling of emptiness of the staircase just traveled. Over the area of the clock there is a utility room of the tower and the area where the bells. There are still all the strings in order to operate manually. Sometimes you can also experience the thrill of "Bell ringer" and ringing a Bell. The Club you can take the first balcony to admire the scenery. From a ladder leads to the bells. Stone Doric colonnade is sensational. The two bells are struck, weighing more than 10 ton Above the bells there is a bridge with railing, which is accessed by a spiral staircase. Walking on that bridge creates a feeling of emptiness to miss. One day during a climb we were surprised by the automatic activation of the bells began to ring like mad. Cannot run out of your ears, but the experience was unique. From the circular walkway rises in the Hall above the bells, from which you can access the second balcony outside. Needless to say, the view from up here is priceless. On a clear day you can see clearly the city of Milan (approximately 70 km away) and see the montana territorial morphology of the Alps and the Apennines. And you are still at the top Above this room there is the Hall of the Dome (black top). This is a single room, in which there is a long ladder, which leads to the small door at the foot of the statue of San Fedele. Climb this ladder the creeps from what is skewed. Seems you climb a pole as thin as a toothpick. Impossible to look down. At the top you have to lean down to exit door of San Fedele, but here the show is unique as it is rare. Believe me ... the latter thrill is not for the faint of heart. More than 90m in height (not including the depth created by the Oglio Valley, which is about 20 m) it is at the foot of the statue of San Fedele; for 60 cm balcony tilted outwards and separated from the brink by a thin iron railing. Solid at this height seems to be made of wire. It is said that touching the feet of the Statue brings luck ... but who has the courage to do it? Unfortunately, the tower is not always open and it's not easy to book a visit. If you are interested please email us.
We approached the tower hesitant to walk up all the stairs - so we didn’t. The tower is very impressive from close up and afar. There were absolutely no tourists in town so we walked around and enjoye... more »
La torre del popolo,definita anche Torre di San Fedele,è una torre campanaria con sezione circolare piu' alta d'europa.Salendo i suoi innumerevoli gradini,si ha una vista suggestiva della città.Consig... more »The torre del popolo, also called the Tower of San Fedele, is a bell tower with circular section highest in Europe. Climbing its many steps, you have an impressive view of the city. Highly recommended to visit-
The symbol of the city of Palazzolo sull'oglio is the Torre del Popolo, also called Torre di San Fedele, towering over the town with its 85 meters high, not including the statue of s. Fedele 6.8 meters high. Ring-shaped tower is highest in Italy, followed by leaning, and one of the highest in Europe. It was built between 1813 and 1838 on one of the circular towers of the Castle, the torre Mirabella, out of drawings and plans of various architects dating back to 1803, which were called to resolve the dispute between Palazzolesi and participants of seriola Vetra of Chiari, who wanted to prevent the building for fear that a possible collapse chokes sariola, valuable for irrigation of their territory.
The first half of the 19th century bell tower built on a medieval Castle Tower Soars with its 92 metres inclusive of 7 m statue of the Patron Saint San Fedele, the town of Palazzolo and the view sweeps across the plain created by the Valley Daniel glancing North you feel embraced by separated by us only by the gentle hills of Franciacorta. Accessible to the public on the Sundays of May and in a few other occurrences, you climb through a long spiral staircase and a ladder for the last stretch. 4 circular balconies at different heights make visiting possible even for those who suffer from Vertigo.
Great example of what ilforte people settled in the valleys of Brescia and bergamasco has been able to build.
The Tower on which is placed the patron in Palazzolo sull'oglio, San Fedele, 7 metres high.
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