The Torre dei Conti, once one of the most impressive towers in medieval Rome, was built in 1238 by Richard 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.
Blogging about Rome:
its art, history and culture.
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 and
small-group walking tours
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