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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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golena di gualtieri vista

The Golena of Gualtieri


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The gualtieri flood plain offers significant opportunities from the naturalistic point of view in the different seasons of the year. The territory enclosed between the master's embankment and the Po riverbed is very complex and diversified, including both naturalistic and anthropological aspects.

copertina emergenza 15 Palazzo Greppi

Greppi Palace


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In the village of Santa Vittoria - in Gualtieri - stands a large building constructed between 1770 and 1775 by the family of the noble Greppi from Milano - who had received a large agricultural estate in the area from the Estensi Counts. The palace is placed in the very centre of the village: its location and volume have affected the entire configuration of Santa Vittoria, preventing the construction of a square