Torre dei Capocci (The Capocci Tower) is a tower at San Martino ai Monti square in Rome, Italy.To visit Torre dei Capocci and other attractions in Rome, use our Rome trip itinerary maker app.
Torre dei Capocci, along the opposite Torre dei Graziani, constitutes a kind of monumental entrance to top of the hill Esquilino. Built by the family of Arcioni in the 12th century, it afterwards went to the Capoccis, a noble family from Viterbo. These erected around the tower a number of houses, which no longer exist, but which made the building a sort of citadel. The tower, 36 meters high, has a square base, has windows framed in travertine and consists of seven floors, in addition to the ground floor and the terrace, the latter bordered by a brick parapet, edged by five full battlements on each side, emerges where the output hopper of the staircase.
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It is not not possible to miss it. It is big and tall, in the middle of the beautiful San Martino ai Monti Square, in the heart of the historic area of Rome, on the border between the Monti... more »
Walked by it by chance and took some pics, however got to know more about the location by reading what was written here. Sadly not much is known is written in English. more »
Wonderful monument of medieval fortification. Torre dei Capocci or the Tower of Capocci was built in XII century by the Arcioni noble family and later went to Capocci family from Viterbo. It provides you the notion about the life in XII century and rivalry between the noble families.
Kind of lonely tower that doesn't belong here.
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