As Mayor Renzi promised the Fiorentini last year, he has put money towards restoring the tower of San Niccolo, costing 300 thousand euros. In recent months, the tower has been restored and safe for people to enter. Originally part of the walls surrounding the historic center, it was one of the doors to the city, called Porta San Niccolo. From here began the circle south, past St. Nicholas Bridge, and the tower was then the defense point east of the Arno, with the Torre della Zecca on the other side. The name, San Niccolo, comes from the name of the neighborhood where it stands. Unlike all the other doors of the city, Porta San Niccolo was not lowered in the sixteenth century, because the hill of San Miniato was offering a natural protection from the blows of the artillery was therefore the only door that remains at its original Florentine height.
From July 1st til October 1st there will be guided tours of the tower, organized by the Museo dei Ragazzi. The ticket costs 3 euros and can be obtained directly from the tower. Tours will start from 4pm to 8pm, running every 30 minutes both in Italian and English.
The views of Florence you will see a great panorama of the city. It is only 3 euros to see one of the newest views of Florence. Enjoy!
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