Torre delle Milizie
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Neighborhood: Centro
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  • Cavour • 8 min walk
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 9 min walk

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dapper777
Monaco32,675 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
The Torre delle Milizie is one of the oldest medieval towers in Rome that have survived. At 51 meters high, it can be seen from most of the city, overlooking the Trajan's Forum.
The tower is located in Via Quattro Novembre, in the area between the church of S. Caterina a Magnanapoli and the complex of Trajan's Markets.
The name "Milizie" refers to the presence of Roman military posts or a medieval garrison.
The tower was fixed at the beginning of the 13th century by Pope Gregory IX of the Conti family. It was later bought and strengthened by Pope Boniface VIII.
With an earthquake in 1348, it collapsed for most of the third level, the ground also collapsed and the tower tilted
The expansion of the adjacent Church of S. Caterina in 1628 caused further damage to the tower, as reported by a walled inscription on the ground floor.
In 1914, restoration and consolidation works were carried out and since 1927 it has been part of the complex of Trajan's Markets.
The entrance is from the Trajan's Markets but the tower is not open to the public.
Wherever you go, you see it.
It is a pleasant sign of the Roman skyline,
We recommend seeing it at sunset from the terrace of the nearby villa Aldobrandini.

Written August 30, 2020
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Margie D
York, PA729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This tower is also known as "Nero's Tower", as it is believed that Nero stood in the tower and watched the burning of the city. The second picture is taken from the top of the Vittorio Emanuele monument, and shows the tower behind Trajan Market. The towers aren't open, but I found them to be fascinating.
Written January 2, 2019
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Kevan W
Quinta do Lago, Portugal1,656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
The Tower is near Trajan's Markets and is also known as Nero's Tower, as Nero allegedly watched Rome burning from the top of the tower.
The Tower is about 50m high having lost the top two floors in the 1348 earthquake, which also caused the Tower to lean to one side.
Written April 9, 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
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Mar 2017 • Friends
TORRE DELLE MILIZIE ( TOWER OF THE MILITIA ) and also known as Nero's Tower is a tower 50 metres high that is hard to miss if your in the Trevi neighbourhood.
The tower dares from the 13 century and was originally higher but lost a couple of floors due to an earthquake.
This is a fortified tower in the heart of the Trevi neighbourhood and makes for some stunning photos but I am not sure you can enter the tower.
This is a wonderful site to visit and if your in the Trevi neighbourhood a must go destination,you will find this tower on
Very easy to locate on Largo Magnanapoli.
Written May 25, 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
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Apr 2016 • Solo
One of the main medieval buildings in Rome, the tower probably dates from the early 13th century. It is the largest preserved tower in the city, fifty meters high, although the violent earthquake in 1348 reduced its height and caused the demolition of the top floors. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it was probably the quarters for soldiers.
Written May 3, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,678 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Couples
Torre delle Milizie (Tower of the Militia) is a medieval tower that stands near Trajan's Market and the Imperial Forum. It is one of many ancient and historic building structures to see in this area of Rome.

Built around 1200 by the Aretino family, the original tower was taller that what you see today. However, after the earthquake in 1348, it seems the top two floors were demolished.

Unfortunately, it seems this National Monument isn't open to the public. As such, you can have a look up close when you are near the entrance to Trajan's Market or from a distance, you can see Torre delle Milizie from the Roman Forum.
Written May 17, 2015
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