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Tower Farnesiana: photos, description (Torrione Farnesiano)

Donjon Farnesiana tourist attraction of the town of Castell d Arcuata, the province of Piacenza. At the end of the street of via Fontane del Duca there is an open space, once enclosed by ancient walls, now destroyed. Here on 20 meters soars skyward Farnesiana Donjon is all that remains of the once mighty Outpost built to protect from enemies. It was built in 1527 to 1535, the first years by order of the Governor Bosio II of Santa Fiora, and were completed during the reign of the Dukes of Sforza. Today, the donjon is a rare example of a square structure with refractory bricks. Probably, it was originally built as a storehouse for provisions. The inside of the tower is divided into five levels, each of which is square in shape hall with rounded corners and segmental arch. These halls are connected with three octagonal rooms and a fourth room is notable for the spiral staircase. Once the keep was connected with the Palace of the Duke with two covered wooden galleries. These image galleries are preserved on two camouflaged doors, now walled up, which are visible from the outside.

Since 2009, the year in Farnesiana donjon housed a military school organization "Gens Innominabilis". The very same "Gens Innominabilis" is a cultural Association founded in Castel d Arcuate in 2005-m to year to revive the traditions of the middle ages in different areas of public life. The founders wanted to go beyond the costumed cast of the ancient traditions, but rather to form a group of young people capable of a real fight in heavy and in light of the historical uniforms. These young people are today going the on-site dungeon for training, and the tower also serves as a repository for their uniforms and weapons. During the holidays the tower is open for visits, and in the near future they plan to create an interactive Museum where visitors can "dive" in the middle Ages, try on ancient armor, to inspect all rooms are furnished with Antiques and explore the items of everyday life of medieval knights.