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|Torri dei Salvucci|
Two towers located in San Gimignano.
13th century C.E.
The Torri dei Salvucci (English: Salvucci Towers) was a twin set of towers located in San Gimignano.
In a city famous for its towers, the Salvucci family, in a display of 13th century might, erected not one, but two towers. Not only that, they built them to be taller than the ruler of San Gimignano's (the Podestà's) tower, despite a law made in 1255 that prohibited such an act of blatant brick and mortar-style aggression.
Outraged, the Podestà forced the towers to be cut down until they were smaller than his, reclaiming the honor of having the highest tower in the city.
- A glyph is located on the tower.