Torre di Mangia Siena by angelikavr

Torre di Mangia Siena

Looming 102 meters over the Piazza del Campo, the elegant, sleek tower to the Palazzo Pubblico is the third tallest in all of Italy. Built from red brick, as a symbol of its affinity to the “commoner” the tower is 87 meters tall of brick and the remaining is a white travertine, most probably to make it visually more prominent. Siena was determined to give the church and the civic authority the same “power” and reverence, so when building the tower which would eventually become the Tower of Mangia and the cathedral bell tower, there were to be of the same height as the cathedral to show that they are equal powers. In reality the bell tower of the Duomo of Siena is only 77 meters, the position of the bell tower is 10 meters higher on the hill - so when gazing upon the skyline of Siena as you are walking the via Francigena, it actually looks the same.
Wow... great shot. I love all the tiled roofs.
July 16th, 2019  
Love the roofs and bravo to you for climbing all those steps!
July 16th, 2019  
Lovely
July 16th, 2019  
love the view
July 16th, 2019  
@jacqbb yeah, there where quiet a lot to climb but the view was rewarding the effort!
July 16th, 2019  
wow all that roof - well done!
July 16th, 2019  
Wow....fab roofs and what a view over the town !
July 16th, 2019  
Wonderful POV
July 16th, 2019  
Great point of view for this shot.
July 16th, 2019  
What a vantage point and v interesting narrative
July 16th, 2019  
Beautiful view
July 17th, 2019  
Interesting read, and what a classic Italian set of roof lines. And the tower is quite dramatic.
July 17th, 2019  
Beautiful, beautiful vista
July 17th, 2019  
wow! spectacular
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July 17th, 2019  
Lovely image and interesting information, thank you..I love Sienna!
July 19th, 2019  
Lee
What a great viewpoint, and place to be.
July 21st, 2019  
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