The civic tower of Casale Monferrato is a brick construction with a square plan form. With its 60 meters of height the tower dominates the whole town and it is its most characteristic symbol. The lower side dates back to the original construction of the 11th century. It was built for defensive purposes later it became the symbol of civic power.

At the beginning of the 16th century the Paleologi family, Marquises of Monferrato, commissioned to the architect and sculptor Matteo Sanmicheli (Porlezza 1480-1528) a crowing element, which takes the form of a loggia. With a square plan form the loggia presents four mullioned windows, surmounted by another smaller loggia with an octagonal plan form.

On the top of the tower stands a colonnade and a small calotte, adorned with dolphins. Across the centuries the civic tower was modernized with painting plasters and decorative stucco. In 1920 there was a final restoration and so it has remained until today.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Italy


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Mario Niro (21 months ago)
Very beautiful especially at sunset, being illuminated on the top
Renato (3 years ago)
The symbol of Casale Monferrato. On open city days it is possible to climb to the top and admire the view
Angelo Bertocchi (4 years ago)
Rising in the landscape of Casale, stands on the left side of the church of Santo Stefano. With its 60 meters it is the symbols of the city. The lower part dates back to the eleventh century and the upper part of the early 1500s was born on the project of the architect and sculptor Matteo Sammicheli. At the top of the tower is the Gonzaga flag.
Fabrizio Pivari (5 years ago)
while not overlooking Piazza Mazzini it overlooks it
Andrea Gino (7 years ago)
Beautiful monument, unfortunately it is only possible to climb to the top during special occasions
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