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Tor di Mezzavia di Frascati

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Mar 05, 2018 05:52 AM History
The Tor di Mezzavia is a Medieval tower located along the modern Via Tuscolana, marking the midway point between Rome and Frascati.

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The tower was built in the thirteenth century on the land of the Mardoni family. The tower is of square plan, measuring ca. 7.5 meters per side and standing to a height of 15 meters. It rests on ancient Roman foundations. A structure, now ruinous, built in peperino once surrounded the tower. Its location is strategic in terms of a commanding position along important roads.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Tor di Mezzavia di Frascati: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 17 March 2018]

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