It is safe to call Italy a real storehouse of numerous towers and bell towers. In almost every town in the country, you can find tall beauties who look majestically from behind the roofs of houses and modern buildings.
And if the number of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in Italy does not catch up with the rest of Europe, America and Asia, then the country differs from all other states in its quality towers that have passed the test of time. And here is a list of the most famous and highest of them:
The bell tower in Mortellano
Tallest bell tower in the country is the construction near the Cathedral in the city Morteglianothat is in the region Friuli - Venice - Julia (Friuli - Venezia - Julia). Its height is as much as 113 meters! However, the building itself does not have a special history: it was erected during the First World War in 1914, but was destroyed. What few tourists can now see in Mortellano is a reconstruction of the late 1950s.
Bell tower of torazzo
Campanile Torrazzo is the second tallest bell tower in Italy. She is in town Cremona (Cremona) and is considered there as the main attraction. According to historians, its age is more impressive than that of the previous bell tower - it was built in the XIII century and its height is 112 meters. Visiting tourists are invited to climb to the very top of the building. To do this, you need to overcome 502 steps. However, the amazing panorama of the city will make you forget about everything, including tired legs.
The bell tower of the Cathedral of San Marco
The bell tower of the famous San Marco Cathedral in the city of lovers, in Venice (Venezia)It is also considered one of the highest historical buildings in the country.
The tower of the bell tower, 98 meters high, amazes numerous tourists with its beauty, which has passed all the tests of time with honor, which were enough for its venerable age.
The bell tower erected in 1513 was originally a beacon for ships. What these walls did not see: lightning, earthquakes, and in 1902 they completely collapsed.
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And only in 1912 the bell tower was completely restored. Now under the roof of Campanilla there is an observation platform, which thousands of tourists are happy to climb: fortunately, during the reconstruction a high-speed elevator was installed in the bell tower.
Palazzo Vecchio Tower
The Palazzo Vecchio Tower, which is located in the very center of Florence (Firenze), reaches 94 meters in height. This famous building, which is rightfully considered one of the main decorations of the city, was erected back in 1310.
Inside the building you can find a small room, which used to be reserved for the most inveterate criminals.
So, it contained the famous dictator Florenzi Girolamo (Florenzi Girolamo), who was subsequently sentenced to death by hanging on the main square of the city. The bell tower did not observe any special changes over all the years of its existence: only in 1667 it was decorated with a large clock.