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Torre Prendiparte

Torre Prendiparte (Prendiparte Tower), also known as Coronata Tower, was built in the 12th century by the guelph Prendiparte family as a means of defence. It is 60 meters high, thus being the second one in terms of height after the Asinelli Tower. It was supposed to be even higher in the beginning and it seems it was then reduced for some obscure reason.

Thanks to recent restoration works, the 12 floors of the structure are now totally accessible. This tower, along with the others is one of the oldest buildings still preserved.
Thanks to the typical "Bolognese" red and solid bricks and to the strong selenite blocks the tower looks like an impregnable medieval fortress.