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Castle of the Emperor

The Castle of the Emperor is situated in Piazza Delle Carceri and is the most northern of the Suevian castles, that is, castles built the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Risen on the place of the former Fortress of the Alberti, it was built from 1240, and then transformed in an imperial residence. The castle was partially surrounded by a moat and it was connected to the jails (in italian, Carceri). It has eight towers. Its construction was interrupted towards 1250,and during the 14th century, under the Florence dominion, the castle was connected to the walls through a corridor called "Corridor of the Cassero" or simply Cassero. In this way the Florence troops could enter from outside in the city using a protected passage.

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