The Torre dei Conti (Tower of the Counts), once one of the most impressive towers in medieval Rome, was built in 1238 by Riccardo Conti, brother of Pope Innocent III (r. 1198-1216), as a fortified residence for his family, the Conti di Segni.
Currently standing at a height of 29 m (95 ft), the Torre dei Conti would once have stood twice as high.
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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