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Federico II Tower in San Miniato
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Rocca di Federico II Tower

The tower was part of San Miniato’s defense system

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San Miniato

The tower, which stands at the top of the San Miniato hill, was built in 1220 by Frederick II of Sweden. The tower is famous because it was were Pier delle Vigne was held prisoner. Della Vigna was the loyal secretary of Frederick II, cited in Dante’s Divine Comedy. The tower was destroyed during WWII and completely restored in 1956.

Because of its strategic position, the tower also boasts magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and the city of San Miniato.

Info: sanminiatopromozione.it

San Miniato
Famous for its prized white truffles, this town is packed with churches worth visiting
San Miniato is a charming town perched on a hill, just a short distance from the Arno. Halfway between Florence and Pisa, it was (not surprisingly) contested territory for the two cities through the centuries. Famous for its exquisite white truffles, which are native to the area, San Miniato’s origins go back to the Etruscan-Roman age. ...