Torre Salvucci Maggiore, San Gimignano
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  • Built by the city's most prominent Ghibelline family Salvucci, enemies of Ardinghelli, Guelph family, symbolizing family supremacy over the city. Since you could not exceed the height of the Tower scab, the oldest of San Gimignano, so named because who lingered had trouble, since the place was used as a prison, Salvucci and rivals Ardinghelli built twin towers, le torri dei Salvucci are visible in Piazza delle Erbe beside the Cathedral, the remains of those of Ardinghelli in Piazza della Cisterna. The towers are both with a square base and with very few openings, except for some window. On the ground floor have the tight hold down clamps, topped by architrave or arch.
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  • It was exciting to climb that steep staircase and even cramped, be on top of the tower and see a breathtaking view. Worth doing so many efforts and recommend to have the same experience.
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  • Torre Salvucci Maggiore serves two functions. The first, obviously, is providing a panoramic view. Here it falls a bit short of the competition (Torre Grossa in particular) - it is the third or fourth...  more »