Torre dei Capocci

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Torre dei Capocci (The Capocci Tower) is a tower at San Martino ai Monti square in Rome, Italy.[1]

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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  1. ^ Art and History: Rome and the Vatican. Casa Editrice Bonechi. 1999. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-88-476-0178-9. 

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