Recanati - The medieval Torre del Borgo ( Civic Tower)

The medieval Torre del Borgo ( or Civic Tower) of Recanati is 36 meters high and is crowned by Ghibelline battlements. It was built in the second half of the twelfth century as a symbol of the foundation of the town, after the union of the ancient castles. It was isolated after the demolition of the fifteenth century Town Hall in 1872. The current Ghibelline corbels dates back to a later restoration. The tower features: a plaque dedicated to the fallen, made by Guido Cirilli (1923); a bronze bas-relief, portraying the Translation of the Holy House of Loreto , made by Pier Paolo Jacometti in 1634; a clock, whose dial dates back to 1562; a rampant lion depicted in the town's coat of arms, carved by Sansovino. The tower offers a breathtaking panorama that sweeps from the Sibillini Mountains to the Adriatic Sea. The tower now houses the MUREC, the Museum of Recanati, on seven levels.

Recanati - The medieval Torre del Borgo ( Civic Tower)

Piazza Giacomo Leopardi
Recanati (MC)
071 981471 071 982416

OPENING TIME: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 11.30 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. (the timetable is subject to change); free admission for the residents of Recanati on Tuesdays.

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