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.