A Tourist in Rome - Torre Borgia
|Location:||At the northwest corner of the Piazza of St. Peter in Chains, also viewable from Via degli Annibaldi (the road from Via Cavour to the Colosseum)|
|Metro:||Colosseo or Cavour|
|Time:||about 10 minutes|
|Hours:||Viewable at any time|
Today the belltower of the church of San Francesco di Paola, Torre Borgia was originally built in the 12th century. The slits in the tower suggest a defensive purpose. The travertine corbels near the top of the tower were added at the end of the 15th century. The tower faces another medieval tower, the Torre degli Annibaldi.