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Medicean Tower

What to see in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Walking through the narrow vehicles of Santo Stefano di Sessanio suddenly appears among the houses with all its grandeur, the cylindrical tower that towers with its 18 m in the center of the village. The structure was born with the function of a lookout in visual connection with the other towers in the area, and its shape can be traced back to the numerous towers of the 300th and 400th that reproduce this plan.
Originally it was probably a simple structure without a crowning, over the centuries it has undergone considerable changes the building interventions of the 16th century period are attributable to the noble house of Medici. To that era date back the battlements placed on the top, whose original dovetail shape was converted into the current square shape in one of the renovations that have subsequently involved the building, constantly weakened by lightning earthquakes and precisely as a result of the earthquake green April 6, 2009 it collapsed ruinously implying a major restoration work. The strategic function performed in past centuries by this important garrison of medieval origin is still felt today.

Travel proposals

from 90.00 €
A tour between two medieval villages to discover the mountain wonders of Abruzzo with their history, culture and gastronomy
Interested villages: Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Calascio
  • Via della Torre, Santo Stefano di Sessanio (L'Aquila)
  • Castle, fortress
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