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My Twin brother Stephen and I were heading to the wonderful craft beer pub The Surge Irish Pub ( well worth checking out if you enjoy quality beers ) when we came across Torre De' Conti and what a wonderful tower.
It's not as well...More
This is a lovely, yet unimpressive, tower, best viewed from the road leading to the Colosseum.
We wanted to visit the tower itself, but were told it was not possible.
I'm not sure whether the visit wasn't possible only back then or at all.
The medieval tower, between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, was one of the most impressive buildings in medieval Rome. It was built in 1238 and was originally more than fifty meters tall, dominating the area at the border between Conti di Segni and their rivals,...More
This tower was built in the mid-1200's by the Conti family (brother of Pope Innocent III). It was once twice as tall as it does now (about 200ft when built) but earthquakes over the years have destroyed the upper floors. It was once covered in...More
This is all that remains of what was once a magnificent fortified medieval tower. Much of medieval Rome has disappeared, but this gives us a glimpse into that time period. It was allegedly built in the 13th century by Richard Conti, brother of Pope Innocent...More
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Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at
Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.