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DESCRIZIONE

The Tower and Walkway (Camminamento) del Soccorso (XV century) are part of the fortifications designed by Brunelleschi, and must be observed in their function as part of a whole complex.

The Tower del Soccorso was built close to the port on the Arno river, which, before its diversion in the XVI century, used to pass close to the walls of the castle. and guaranteed control over the access wall to the castle, the “Camminamento”.

This was conceived by Brunelleschi as a privileged access route from the river to the fortress, in the event of a rebellion by the town of Vico or an attack from the surrounding area. In fact, Soccorso literally means “rescue“.