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the existence of an ancient parchment, forming part of the treasure of the Cathedral of Troy, compiled in Biccari in 1122, makes it possible to identify with good approximation the lapse of time (1116 - 1122) in which it might have been built. Together with other towers in the area seems to reliably partaker of the mighty line of fortresses and towers made to erect in the second decade of the 11th century by Catepano BOGIANO, from Troy to the Adriatic Sea, in order to make sure the domain of Daunia, key possession of Puglia. The mighty cylindrical tower dominating the town in the course of the years has not undergone alterations or restructuring of relief and presents itself today in his capacity as original: 23 meters high, rises on a slow slope, likewise cylindrical boundary to the supreme from a thin annulus. Has an outer diameter of about 13 meters and its walls, at the base, exceed the thickness of 3 meters. It is a massive building to irregular stones, sometimes faceted, cemented with a clayish Malta. It was divided into four compartments of which one basement which is accessed through a breach practiced in the foundations outwards, dating back to an era quite recently. The plans were supported by big beams embedded in the walls on which they cross other less thick, equally driven, who governed the wooden floors.The original entrance was via a staircase still exists with which you reached the first floor. Windows, almost all bulwarks in below, there are in every direction and to all floors.

The tower was recently restored and with the planned construction of the scale of the connection between the various planes will be totally recovered and returned to use community with the use of such a monument as the place of preparation of exhibitions and which museum.

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Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilisation.
Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilisation.
The Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilization is located in Biccari, in Daunia.
Via Municipio, 7, Biccari (FG)
0.23 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
Prior's Tower
Prior's Tower
The Palace and the Tower of the Grand Prior of Alberona, in Puglia, dates back to the XII century.
Piazza Civetta, 11, Alberona (FG)
7.09 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
The house of the Captain
The house of the Captain
This is one of the historic buildings more interesting in the village of Faeto. Therein lies the Ethnographic Museum of Faeto.
Vico Valentino, 1, Faeto (FG)
8.41 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
The Mother Church of the Santissimo Salvatore
The Mother Church of the Santissimo Salvatore
Built around 1570 and located in the historic center of Faeto, The Mother Church of the Santissimo Salvatore is of great historical interest.
Via Roma, Faeto (FG)
8.45 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
Church of San Basilio Magno
Church of San Basilio Magno
The church of San Basilio Magno is the oldest church in the village of Troy.
Via San Basilio, 22, Troia (FG)
10.29 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
Avalos Palace, the Civic Museum and the ghost of the Marquis
Avalos Palace, the Civic Museum and the ghost of the Marquis
Seat of the Municipal House, Avalos Palace was built in the XVI century and enlarged in 1643 by Francesco D'Avalos, Prince of Troy.
Via Regina Margherita, 84 , Troia (FG)
10.29 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Troy
The Exultet hymn are the pride of the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of the village of Troy, in Puglia.
Piazza Episcopio, 5, Troia (FG)
10.41 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
The Palazzo Ducale
The Palazzo Ducale
The Palazzo Ducale is, developing along the east-west axis, together with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the closure element of the village of Pietramontecorvino.
Via Arco Ducale, Pietramontecorvino (FG)
17.00 Kilometers from Byzantine tower
Norman Tower
Norman Tower
From the top of the Normar Tower you can enjoy a wonderful panorama upon the village of Pietramontecorvino.
Via Arco Ducale, Pietramontecorvino (FG)
17.00 Kilometers from Byzantine tower

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