Built in the twelfth century in the area of the powerful Embriaci family residences, this is the only city tower to have ... More
Torre degli Embriaci
Built in the twelfth century in the area of the powerful Embriaci family residences, this is the only city tower to have escaped the height reduction enforced by a community law in 1296 to abate the arrogance of the aristocratic families, expressed through ever higher towers. In memory of Guilgielmo Embriaco, known as "Hammer head", the hero of the First Crusade, the Republic conceded to his descendants the honour of conserving 80 hands over the regulated height for a tower, and a stone can still be seen today at the base of the tower confirming the mayor's concession. The tower, right next to the Palazzo Brignole Sale, is made in ashlar-work stone, and is hardly even crumbling. In 1923, the upper part was treated to a period of restoration, and the topmost stones were replaced with tiles. Not open to the public (private residence).
You can't believe to sleep in a castle tower 500 years old, directly by the sea, right in the middle
beetwen Capri, Sorrento and Positano!! Turbolo Tower, the so called 'Saracen' tower, is divided into apartments..., all with air ...
This super patisserie has a beautiful period setting. It is at the ground floor corner of one of the sixteenth
century buildings on Via Garibaldi. They sell bombonieres, pastries and cakes, all of which continue the Renaissance beauty of ...
The wide arch straddles the Via XX Settembre , offering an interesting view of the nineteenth and twentieth century city
from its summit. Built by C. Gamba and R. Haupt in around 1895, it stands on the site of ...
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