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Torri di Firenze

Torri di Firenze

Torri di Firenze

The skyline of medieval Florence, that of Dante Alighieri, was peppered with 150 towers. However, and disappointingly, there is very little drawn evidence of this. In 1300 a law was passed and they were all taken down, the material being used to build the outer ring of city walls. They had been the breeding ground for fighting between rival families, but what if they had remained?.

[Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship, 2009]