The Tower


The Tower

The 44-meter Tower is located on the west side of the square. It was built between 1599 and 1602, on a design by G. B. Aleotti.

The Tower consists of three dadoes and an octagonal prism. The Classical order may be recognized in the subdivison into Doric, Ionic and Corinthian lesenes. The prism – which houses the civic bells - is an octagonal skylight surmounted by a cylindrical pinnacle, a small dome and a flag.

A sundial is located on the south side of the tower, to regulate the mechanical clock. In the second half of the 18th century, the Tower was reinforced in the foundations by architect Giovanni Battista Aleotti. Under the arch, a plaque commemorates the flood that took place in 1765.


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Tirelli Collection

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The collection is hosted in the rooms of Palazzo Bentivoglio and consists of 50 works of considerable artistic value that the famous tailor Umberto Tirelli has donated to the City of Gualtieri.

Among these stand out Balthus drawings, paintings by Fabrizio Clerici, Renato Guttuso, Mino Maccari, Giorgio de Chirico, Giacomo Manzù. Also on show are two costumes designed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and Piero Tosi for the Enrico IV of Pirandello and for the Ludwig by Luchino Visconti.