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Torre del Diavolo

The Devil's Tower is perhaps one of the most famous towers in the village and it is located on the north side of Piazza della Cisterna. It is part of Palazzo dei Cortesi and legend has it that the owner, after returning from a long journey, found the tower taller than when he left. From this episode, the tower was considered to be a work of the Devil and this is where it got its name. The "Via dell'oro" (alley of gold) opened at its feet and is the place where the workshops of the gold-beaters were located. These were artisans who reduced the precious metal into very thin sheets, hammering florins and obtaining the processing of pure gold to be used for the works of art. 
The architecture of the tower gives it a sinister and esoteric appearance and is stands out from the adjacent constructions due to the use of white limestone.

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