Solaro Tower


Gothic style

Origins and Belonging

Torre Solaro (Solaro Tower) was built around 1250 on the corner between Via Carducci and Via Giobert, in the Cattedrale district. Like many other towers in the Asti area, it was lowered and now has a lower height than the original one.
Historian Nicola Gabiani attributed the property to the powerful Guelph Solaro family, who resided in the area, but today it is impossible to establish with certainty who the original owners were in medieval times.

Stylistic Elements

The Gothic-style tower has a smooth square barrel with single-light windows on the upper floors, to which are added two mullioned windows with pointed arches. With a square base of 8.10 meters per side, Tower Solaro fits into the category of giant towers of the second period.