Ponte di Lombriasco Tower
Medieval tower inserted in a Baroque palace
24 meters of height
Medieval Fortified House
Inserted in the Baroque-style Palazzo Gazzelli di Rossana, Torre Ponte di Lombriasco (Ponte di Lombriasco Tower) is visible from Corso Alfieri.
Built in the late thirteenth century, it originally boasted a height of about 36 meters, but towards the end of the seventeenth century it was cut off on an inclined plane.
The tower is all that remains of the patrician residence of the Ponte family, noble Guelphs who lived at the end of the 13th century.
Feature of Torre Ponte di Lombriasco (Ponte di Lombriasco Tower)
With a closed-barreled square base of 8.10 meters per side, the tower fully falls into the category of towers of the "second period". The 1.60 meter thick walls have no particular decorations, except for the pointed window on the south side with an arch decorated in cotto and sandstone, and some slits.
The entrance portal has a pointed arch with an alternating cotto and tuff frame, typical of the Asti style.