The civic tower

From 1379 until 1801, a tower, called San Gregorio, stood alongside the town hall. Located at the ancient seat of the municipality, it was rebuilt in 1666 in Baroque forms and restored and embellished several times until the Napoleonic era, when it was demolished as part of the project to rectify Via Garibaldi. It was equipped with the first public clock in the city, which was later placed on the façade of the Town Hall.

In the Theatrum Sabaudiae (1682) the Tower is positioned in the South block of the Town Hall and the square is not yet bordered by the buildings that today separate it from Via Garibaldi.

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