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Popiglio towers
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The Towers of Popiglio

Abetone peaks crowned by two imposing towers

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The area surrounding the high valley of the Lima river belonged to the Guidi counts of Modigliana, who owned the Popiglio and Piteglio castles. Later, when the area was governed by nearby Pistoia, the two castles had one chief and the town became part of the Republic of Florence.
There are no traces of the fortifications or city walls; however, two imposing towers remain which were part of the valley's defense system.
The Popiglio Towers are both square-shaped though they are different heights. Today, the first tower is only half its original height. Part of its elliptic walls are still visible today. It is likely that other buildings were located inside. The second tower was likely a connection point between the town and the fortress.
One of the main points of the Montagna Pistoiese Ecomuseum
The charming town of Piteglio is found in the high valleys of the Lima and Limestre streams and it has some of the most pristine forest areas in the Tuscan Apennines. Chestnut forests are interspersed with stretches of beech woods covering the slopes of the mountains, where the valleys are split by clear and impetuous streams perfect for water sports. ...