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Torre di Caprona

On the Monti Pisani

On the final part of the descent from Monte Verruca you can see the famous Torre di Caprona which was besieged at length by the Guelphs in 1289. Dante Alighieri also participated in the siege and even cites it in Canto XXI of the Inferno. Today it is no longer as important and imposing as it was and it is no longer threatened by foreign enemies but by the subsidence of the ground due to a quarry underneath.

 

Text and picture: Cinzia Pezzani & Sergio Grillo
Translation: Jeremy Carden


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