Torre di Velate, Varese

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#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in 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
  • Little remains of what's left of the Tower of Cocks to the 11th century and which was inserted in the ancient defensive structure of the Limes Prealpino (-Alpine Border), built in stone with quadrangular reaches 33.5 metres tall, now there are only two sides and one only is completely preserved, was severely damaged at the end of the 12th century. the Milanese victorious on Barbarossa's Imperial and militia allies, among them were the nobles of veiled. Currently the tower is owned by the FAI (Italian Environment Fund).
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  • Ancient Roman tower. Unfortunately it is abandoned, but keeps charm and vigor of old battles. For the Woods ... ...
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  • Impressive ruins of a medieval tower, which was part of a system of fortifications that defended the area in the 11th century.
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