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Torre del Cassero - Castiglion Fiorentino

torre del cassero, castiglion fiorentinoBuilt in 1347 by the Perugians, it was attached to the enclosing walls by the muro dell’Ala in 1338, and is next to the Casseretto, a square fort of which remain the perimeter walls and an arched portal. The tower is endowed with an 1800s sail-shaped steeple, while the bell was present since the 14th century, giving an unmistakable profile of the view of the town.

There is a wooden stairway that ascends to the summit leading to the loft where there is: an opening that allows access to the betterments of the Porta del Soccorso, four large round-arched windows ending with a small square opening, four slits and the mechanism of the 1700s clock. The base seems older and built at the same time as the high wall connected to the Cassero walls. On the southern wall of the Tower, there are four coats of arms almost illegible due to the erosion: one of these shows a griffin, symbol of the city of Perugia, while another seems to refer to the cross of the Population of Florence.

In 1874, the Casseretto walls were lowered to allow the inmates that were serving time near the Palazzo Pretorio, to get some air. The digs in Casseretto revealed some inhabited structures from the Hellenistic age.

Opening hours:
Open from May to September during the holidays and the preholidays: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, closed Monday, all other days and during the winter, reservations are necessary

Piazzale del Cassero, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino (AR)
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