The bell-tower of the church of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul Outside the Walls) was designed by the architect Luigi Poletti (1792-1869).
Although the old bell tower had survived the disastrous fire that destroyed much of the church in 1823, it was decided it should be replaced.
The bell tower has been criticised, in some quarters, for looking like a lighthouse!
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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