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Medieval Tower Tour

 

Medieval Tower Tour

Medieval tower tour recommended for those who are curious to understand the lives of the medieval Florence and for those who want to face with the passion the Florentine history. Lanfredini Tower is a medieval tower located in Santo Spirito Oltrarno. The medieval Lanfredini tower was built between 1200 and 1300 and was owned by the Lanfredini, an important noble family of Germanic origin at the time he moved to Florence.

florence medieval tower Lanfredini Tour

 

The Lanfredini were known to be important figures of the time, such as ambassadors, a priori and gonfaloniers. In addition to the tower in the Holy Spirit, Lanfredini possessed another tower in Arcetri, known as the Torre del Gallo and is located in a panoramic position on the hills of Florence.At the time of construction of the Lanfredini Tower, the area of the Holy Spirit benefited from the enlargement of the walls that were extended in stages, up to the extension in their last five.The Tower Lanfredini as all the private property towers of Florence, underwent a forced reduction of its original height due to some laws that were imposed by the authorities of that era, who established a maximum height of thirty feet.