A walk to the square tower


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Oct 11, 2010
Northeastern Tuscany
Step out and take a walk, looking for a square tower which is "over there" on the old Roman road. That is, in the woods.

First thing, water.

Ice di alfrjw, su Flickr

Or ice. Not too thick

ice, more di alfrjw, su Flickr

It's quite warm and light is strong.

Ice, again di alfrjw, su Flickr

Then we find the path, and it's there. Not so ancient, as we find out it's a 1775 observation tower, "just in case the French attempt something quirky". They did it a few years later, tower untouched.

square tower di alfrjw, su Flickr

This also means we can head downwards, lunch awaits.

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We can see them all

Up, then. di alfrjw, su Flickr

Here's the Bad Guy, meeting us while he waits for his party going up to have lunch at the tower.

just met di alfrjw, su Flickr

Nice morning for a walk!

all there di alfrjw, su Flickr


Top Veteran
Oct 11, 2010
Northeastern Tuscany
Is that the Roman Road?
Yes. Actually, under most large path lies a paved layer belonging to an ancient road (the area was heavily mined for gold in Roman times).
In the woods you can find bifurcations in paths every 30-40 m, and traces of human presence are everywhere.

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