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Torre del Campano

The most famous medieval building on Via Calvalca is the Torre dei Caciaioli, now known as Torre del Campano (from the bell that in the late 18th cent. summoned students to lectures at the university). This is a tall square building with pilasters culminating in a pointed arch in the western front, with smaller pointed arches on the other facades. Proceeding east you meet many tower houses: on the north side, after Vicolo Quarantotti there is another tower, with corner pilasters culminating in a pointed arch, from the 12th century; the one beside it is built with an oriental pillar and arches in brickwork that correspond to the floors of the building, indicating it was built in the 13th cent



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