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Torre de' Conti, Rome

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The Torre dei Conti is a medieval fortified tower in Rome, Italy, located near the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The tower was one of the most impressive towers that dominated medieval Rome.It was built in 1238 by Richard Conti, brother of Pope Innocent III as a fortified residence for his family, the Conti di Segni, over one of the exedra of the portico of the four apses of the Imperial fora (The Temple of Peace) near the Forum of Nerva. The tower stood on the border of the territory of the rival family of the Frangipani. Currently standing at 29m, it was once 50–60 m tall, and gained the nickname of Torre Maggiore (Major Tower) for its size. Originally covered in travertine salvaged from the ruins of the Imperial Fora, this covering was in turn stripped for use in the construction of the Porta Pia in the 16th century, designed by Michelangelo.The upper floors were destroyed by a series of earthquakes culminating in the earthquake of 1348, after which it was abandoned until 1620, when it was rebuilt by the Papal Chamber. Other earthquakes in 1630 and 1644 caused damage which was repaired at the end of the 17th century by Pope Alexander VIII, who added two buttresses.
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  • A huge tower that "controls" the whole area around it! View only from outside. I didn't know if it was visitable.
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  • A medieval fortified tower built in 1238 by Richard Conti, the brother of Pope Isnonet III as a fortified residential place for his family. During its construction it was one of the most impressive towers in Rome. The upper floors were destroyed by the most-held earthquakes that were in 1348 and then abandoned until it was rebuilt by the pope in 1620. Additional earthquakes on 1630 and 1644 resulted in damage corrected at the end of the 17th century by Pope Alexander VIII. In this renovation it was added to the tower that supports reinforcement of earthquakes.
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  • Had lunch at Caffe Valorani Cavour Street just opposite the light, its open-air terrace to sit in front of Torre di Conti (Conte Tower). It was impression of fortress walls really little Windows and walls covered buildings. Initially named Tower and that is called the tower height at that time not know, was built in the 13th century during the middle ages, as expensive and leading to collapse in an earthquake, now seems to have been repaired several times over.
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  • A medieval fortified tower built in 1238 by Richard Conti, the brother of Pope Isnonet III as a fortified residential place for his family. During its construction it was one of the most impressive towers in Rome. The upper floors were destroyed by the most-held earthquakes that were in 1348 and then abandoned until it was rebuilt by the pope in 1620. Additional earthquakes on 1630 and 1644 resulted in damage corrected at the end of the 17th century by Pope Alexander VIII. In this renovation it was added to the tower that supports reinforcement of earthquakes.
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