The Ancient Towers In Florence
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The Ancient Towers In Florence

The ancient towers are still present in Florence, both in the city centre and in the most external areas in the city.

The long history of Florence has helped the proliferation of this kind of buildings that during the various uncertain phases of the antiquity used to be essential for the comfort and for the safety of the Florence citizens.

In the oldest past the towers were a sign of power from the noblest and wealthy classes: actually the people who used to live in the towers were the privileged people, the ones that could enjoy these protected and comforting environments for that period.

The ancient towers in Florence were associated to the important Florentine families or to those who moved into this city, one of the most significant places all around Europe in the past. A city that was frequently visited by the most key personalities attracted by the beauty and the innovations offered by Florence.

This city was also an important commercial centre specialized in the production and sale of wool. The flourishing economy of Florence allowed a lot of families to become wealthy in a considerable way and in consequence to build buildings and towers that testified the comfort and their own social position.

Often it happened that the members of these important families covered also important positions in the society both in the political and in clerical circles, so these towers and buildings were a necessity to boast and guarantee hospitality and safety to their important guests.

Some of these important historical buildings belong to the important architectural patrimony of Florence, still today you could see this incredible towers walking around the city.

Today the ancient towers of Florence are property of the hotel and wealthy privacies that have handled the restoration following the directives it granted from the beautiful arts.

Some of these ancient towers have been brought to the ancient shine, both in the outside and in the inside areas of Florence. In the internal these historians buildings show frescos and finishing touches realized by artists of the time, commissioned by some noble families that would embellish the houses and gardens destined to domestic use.

The structure of these ancient towers was realized according to the necessities of the owner families: in some cases the ground floor was dedicated to commercial use and to store food. The common characteristic to all of them was the defensive vocation.

These buildings were built upward to give the maximum protection and the best strategic position in a period where the enemies and the dangers were also present inside the city boundaries with disputes and social and political conflicts that often degenerated in bloody clashes and tumults.


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