Welcome back, tower!

The pitch darkness and noise the village inhabitants heard at around 10:30 pm, on the night of the terrible floods of 2012 are still vivid in the minds of the Maremma people that lived through it. This catastophe caused a lot of damage, such as the collapse of a Magliano fortified tower which looked like this the morning after the flood:

Il torrione crollato - Pic Source Il Tirreno

Il torrione crollato – Pic Source Il Tirreno

Magliano has Etruscan origins and was called Heba but kept this name under the Roman domination as well. The name “Magliano” was first mentioned in an official act by the Aldobrandeschi family in 1097. Magliano’s walls were initially built around the year 1000 by the Aldobrandeschi but there is no trace left of this first fortification. The Aldobrandeschi then built a second ring of fortified walls in 1323 which was destroyed by the Sienesi. We talk about the walls here.

After the collapse which took place in November 2012, Magliano started working on rebuilding the fortified tower.

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Slowly, you could start seeing what was finally coming back to life:

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Time went past and people were keen to see that ugly scaffolding “disappear”.

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

After many years, everyone’s wish (not just Magliano inhabitants’) to see the beautiful tower restored to its former glory has come true!

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Ricostruzione Mura di Magliano

Work is not over yet and we will have to wait a little bit longer to inaugurate the fortified wall but you can already see it standing high, kissed by the Maremman sun!

If you are wondering where you need to go in order to see it, here it is!

Torrione delle Mura di Magliano

Torrione delle Mura di Magliano

Welcome back, tower. We were waiting for you!