Tower – Porchia

Polygonal in shape, defended by a mighty escarpment at the base which had the purpose of absorbing and deflecting the blows of bombardments, it is crowned by distinctive Ghibellin crenellations* built over a row of corbels where the defenders could safely operate and counterattack.

Dating back to the XIV century, it was sensitively restored in the 1980s. The remarkable distortion of the tower is probably due to movement of the fundations.


*Ghibellincrenellation (or merlon) – a part of at the top of a battlement featuring a distinctive swallowtail incision