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TORRE MAESTRA BISCEGLIE
1060
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largo castello 2 - Bisceglie (Bat)
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The Norman Tower, known as "Torre Maestra", was built in 1060 by the will of Count Peter I the Norman. The Normans constructed only the first floor, sufficient for defensive purposes of the times, but subsequently during the Swabian period, with the discovery of new defensive techniques, it became necessary to add to the tower which reached a height of 27 metres, thus becoming a refuge of last resort for the populace.  Fishermen called the Norman Tower the "Torre Maestra" for, in addition to its defensive function, it was used as a guide by ships entering the port.
 
  EXCURSIONS, THE AREA AND ITS HISTORY
Taking a stroll in Puglia Imperiale
Cultural-Historical Excursion

The Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins, the Aragonese
History

 
  RECOMMENDED DURATION:  
  10 Minutes   
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