Capocci Tower in Rome
Capocci Tower in Rome

Torre dei Capocci (Engl.: "The Tower of the Capocci") is a tower at San Martino ai Monti square in Rome, Italy.[1]

Torre dei Capocci, along with Torre dei Graziani, constitutes a kind of monumental entrance to top of the hill Esquilino.[2] Built by the family of Arcioni in the 12th century, it afterwards went to the Capocci, a noble family from Viterbo. These erected around the tower a number of houses, which no longer exist, but which made the building a sort of citadel. The tower is 36 m (118 ft) high with seven floors, a square base, and windows framed in travertine. The terrace, bordered by a brick parapet, is edged by crenellated battlements on each side, and emerges at the output hopper of the staircase.

References

  1. ^ Art and History: Rome and the Vatican. Casa Editrice Bonechi. 1999. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-88-476-0178-9.
  2. ^ Paula Landart (22 January 2015). Finding Ancient Rome: Walks in the city. Paula Landart. pp. 275–. GGKEY:0YJXWSWFB9K.

Coordinates: 41°53′42″N 12°29′51″E / 41.8949°N 12.4976°E / 41.8949; 12.4976