Torre dei Lamberti, Verona

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    Torre dei Lamberti

    by Twan Written Oct 17, 2013
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    In the middle of Piazza Erbe, on the corner towards la Costa, stands the Tower of the City, or Lamberti Tower. Apparently construction of the tower began in 1172. In May 1403 lightening struck the tower and knocked off its top. Later it was restored and raise the tower higher. The restoration lasted from 1448 to 1463-1464.

    In the Romanesque period, the tower was modest in height, as can be seen by the construction in tuff and brick.
    Two bells were placed on the tower, the smallest of which was to signal fires and the largest of which was to call a meeting of the city council and to call the citizens to arms to defend the city. The two bells have been fused several times, and still conserve their ancient names of Marangona and Rengo.
    The tower is 84 meters high; the clock was added only in 1779. It has been said that the tower “is a stem of light, that elevates its solemnity to assert the most shrill of songs to the beauty and life of a Verona gathered beneath its maternal protection.

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 9, 2012

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    The Torre dei Lamberti is 84 m high tower.
    The tower was begun in 1172; in 1403 a lightning struck it, but only in 1448 restoration works were started, lasting until 1464. In the occasion the tower was enlarged: the more recent sections can be recognized today by the use of different materials. The large clock was added in 1779.
    The tower had two bells: the smaller one, known as Marangona, signalled fires and the hours of the day, while the largest, called Rengo, was used to call the population to arms or to invoke the city's councils.

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    by Jefie Updated Jun 12, 2010

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    One of the really nice things about Italy is that in almost every city it's possible to go up a clock tower or bell tower to enjoy some rather fantastic views. In Verona, the best views are available from the top of the Torre dei Lamberti. Located near Piazza delle Erbe, this tower was built during the 12th century and it is 84 m tall. If you want it's possible to climb the steps all the way to the top, but there's also an elevator. The Verona Card gives access to the tower, but you have to pay an extra Euro to ride the elevator. As we'd been walking around all day we really didn't mind paying a little extra and it turned out to be a good decision since the elevator doesn't take you all the way up and there are still some stairs to climb if you want to reach the very top. Its worth the effort, though: the views of Verona and the surrounding mountains are simply amazing!

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    by TexasDave Written Jan 9, 2009

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    Started in 1172 and completed in 1463, this is the tallest of Verona's towers, measuring 275 ft (84 meters). Although there are 238 steps to the top, there is an elevator (lift) that takes you about 2/3 of the way up. Views from the top are breathtaking. The tower is right next to the Palazzo della Ragione, or Law Court, built in the 15th century and has an impressive exterior stairway.

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    by lareina Written May 10, 2004

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    Part of the tower seen from Piazza delle Erbe

    Construction was begun on the tower in 1172 and not finished until the 15th Century. Not much is known about the Lamberti family who commisioned the 84 meter high tower. A climb to the top (or a ride on the elevator) is well worth the effort for the panoramic views of Verona.

    For stairs: 1.50E For elevator: 2.10E

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