The Tower

The semi-cylindrical tower dated XIV century advanced, including the city walls of Bevagna, lies on one of the most relevant sites of the city, both from the archaeological point of view, both from a historical perspective. The tower stands in the place where the medieval walls, after the ancient Roman wall superimposed on a long, sharply and clearly differs from that to follow a new route to reach the current port Foligno. The Roman walls, however, had to continue, albeit briefly, in the direction of Foligno, as evidenced by the discovery of the remains in a home overlooking the nearby crossroads of others in the same opus reticulatum just outside Port Foligno. However, of great archaeological value are above the traces of the ancient Roman Via Flaminia of basalt found just below the villa owned by the Bartoli family, as well as the remains of a Roman building in opus reticulatum and pus mixtum.

The inner face of the tower is characterized by a curtain of brick alternating with regular blocks of sandstone, with fine brick arches above the two access openings, as well as the string course, also of brick, well finished.

Perhaps contemporary tower of Porta Mills (Four advanced), the building is part of a section of the walls of great interest for the presence of architectural elements in the Middle Ages were to characterize all the city walls, and which currently is lost almost everywhere the track. In particular, the arches are well preserved brick wall on shelves in brick staircase. Of some historical interest are the apparent remains of extruded brick, adjacent to the artefact, which were to enter the trenches (probably wood) of the soldiers guarding the wall.

The tower was originally intended to be an eminently defensive purpose, as the opening round for the gun opening topped by a cross and the discovery of many cannon balls of stone and iron that were "donated to the country" during the war.

A demonstration was also once the prison is the discovery of chains for the prisoners of which unfortunately remains a single witness.

In more recent times had to be converted for civilian use, while maintaining the original defensive powers, as evidenced by the presence at dell'interpiano, the remains of a fireplace, an outlet pipe with water and cooked on the shelves of the typical window of residential buildings of medieval Bevagna.

The tower is now the result of a careful restoration done by the skilled hands of expert craftsmen cha reported the environment and re-used old materials to their former glory, leaving unchanged the sign of time in the most characteristic.



L'Antica Torre Affittacamere, Corso Giacomo Matteotti 1, 06031 Bevagna PG, Italia