In Spello, Resurrection of a Medieval Tower
Don’t miss wandering the medieval backstreets of Spello, floral profusion in springtime:
Roman arches span a few of them…
Near the top of the town, you’ll come to the Roman Arch of Augustus:
…..and adjacent to it, feast your eyes on a beautifully-restored medieval tower.
Called, “la Torre di San Severino” as it flanks the 12th-c Church of San Severino, the stalwart guard tower, is all that remains of the Albornozian Papal fortress dominating Spello in the 14th-century.
Pino’s restoration team recently completed five months of work to bring the stately tower back to its medieval splendor.
Here are some of the challenges of restoration work:
La Torre di San Severino – restoration completed.
Note: The Albornozian 14th-c Papal fortress still towers over Assisi, guard towers intact – and the fortress in Spello, probably looked very much like it:
Only a single, lonely guard tower of Spello’s 14th-c fortress survives but it rises now in all its glory, thanks to Pino and his restoration team. Complimenti, Pino and crew.
See the restoration work on Pino’s website
See a Pino restoration project in the Marches region
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