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Roman remains

Having walked across the old town, coming from the station, yiu end up at one of the entrances to... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
GCW56
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Lorient, France
The legend of the Red tower

Legend has it the patron saint of the city was imprisoned here before his martyrdom. There is a... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2016
Wendy119186363
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Reading, United Kingdom
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One of the last of what were once reputed to be 100 towers in Asti, and apparently one of the oldest with its basic structure going back to Roman times. Don't miss the explanatory plaque. Definitely has an interesting history and well worth a photo as you stroll up Vittoria
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The tower served as one of the towers of the roman walls, while now it serves as the bell tower of the church of Santa Caterina. It is said to have been the prison of Saint Secundus, patron saint of the city.
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Having walked across the old town, coming from the station, yiu end up at one of the entrances to the Roman town. Well worth admiring. The great shame in Asti is that the walls, which start nearby, are hidden by buildings and nowhere displayed or promoted. There is a general
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Legend has it the patron saint of the city was imprisoned here before his martyrdom. There is a plaque next to it explaining the history in Italian and English. The tower spans roman and the middle ages. Interesting and photogenic
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