Torre Caetani
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Mairwen1
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Jun 2022
On its own, the Caetani Tower is only a minor sight and is just one of several historic features on Tiber Island. It is easily seen as you cross Fabricius Bridge onto the island.
Although the brick tower appears quite plain, it has one particular charm - the enigmatic marble head of a young women which is set into the tower’s wall. It’s quite curious. Who is she? Why is she trapped here forever on the tower wall? No-one really knows for sure, although naturally, there’s a good legend.
According to the story, she was a young noblewoman who refused to marry the man that her family had chosen for her and instead pined for the man that she truly loved who was away at war. Angered by her disobedience, her family locked her away inside the tower. Sadly, there’s no substance for the story and she remains a mystery.
Written February 10, 2023
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