Photographer's Note

In risposta alla foto di Manada ecco roma alle 8 di mattina .sullo sfondo la torre della Cecchignola .

answer to the photo of Manadahere Rome to the 8 of morning background the tower of the Cecchignola.

The tower is inserted to the inside of a colorful born complex like rural country house but very soon transformed in noble residence of campaign, place on the right of via of the Cecchignola (ancient Ardeatina). The tower, going back to XII the century, is constructed in flakes of tufo and selce and introduced a merlato fencing, still partially conserved in the posterior part of the complex. Mentioned for before the time in a bubble of Onorio III (1226-1227) with the name of Cicomola, in 1458 it was of Bessarione cardinal, celebre umanista and filantropo. To those years they go back the remarkable rimaneggiamenti of the entire complex and, in particular, the sopraelevazione of the tower with the construction in notebooks of tufo regular of the two advanced terraces and the merlatura. It was in visual communication with numerous lookout-posts of the outskirtses, hour for the greater part passings, and controlled all the estate omonima. The toponimo, second an evocative interpretation, would derive from the cicogne that, when a vulcanico small lake was still present prosciugato hour, they could frequently be sighted in the estate. The small lake was still existing to the beginning of the ' 900, and on that they were its rivers is still visible, although in pessimo be of conservation, a ninfeo small coevo to the castelletto. To the inside of the estate a spectacular villa of roman age was recovered, from which hour was removed celebre the mosaic conserved near the Roman National Museum.

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