Torre dei Gualandi

The Torre dei Gualandi is a former tower in Pisa, central Italy, now included in the Palazzo dell'Orologio.

It is located on the north part of the Piazza dei Cavalieri. The tower was in the right part of the present building, the one without the four-light window. Gualandi was the name of an ancient family of Pisa, that owned the tower in the 13th century.

Ugolino della Gherardesca, his sons and two grandsons were immured in the tower and starved to death in the 13th century. Dante, his contemporary, wrote about Gherardesca in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy.

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