Torre di Velate, Varese

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  • Perhaps historically has much to tell but currently little now remains. You should book previously to enter by groups.
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  • The tower was used as a sighting because stagegica located and allowed the control from above city passing of enemy troops. It was renovated from time so as to recover the portion which had not yet collapsed. Very nice at night because illuminated by headlights placed at the foot of the tower. Is a good starting point for walks in the area of the Tower, just below there is the small church of San Cassiano opened only on special occasions but of great historical value.
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  • La torre di Velate was part, together with others, of a complex system of signal towers and sighting, dating back to late Roman times. Now, there's not much left to look at (a good part of the structure collapsed) however the attraction is worth a visit. In addition, its location makes it a perfect destination for leisurely walks. It is worth noting that, not me to special occasions, is not open to the public.
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  • Very beautiful tower, but not much to be seen apart from seeing it... it is actually fenced around (but you can still see it) and you need to make an appointment for someone to come unlock the gate and tour you.
  • Not a lot to see
  • In the quiet village of Cocks at the foot of the Sacro Monte di Varese, 11th-century watchtower inserted in the broader defensive system of the road leading to Lake maggiore. Probably damaged by the milanese army against the troops of Barbarossa in 12th century. Now good of the Italian Environment Fund (FAI) can be visited by appointment or during the days.
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  • La torre di Velate represents one of the most impressive monuments of medieval times near the city of Varese. To date the Tower comes in the form of ruins, with significant vertical development. The FAI (Italian Environment Fund) is the current owner of the property. The tower is located within a fence that prevents to appreciate the masonry texture. The access inside the fence can be made by appointment (there is a sign above a mobile number).
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  • Ruins of a watchtower of XII century now donated to DO that takes care of the restoration. Guided tours on days you make, the structure is still visible from outside even if the gate is closed. It's well worth a quick visit.
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