The Borgias, a family of Spanish origin, dominated the Italian scene at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries CE.
The tower of Church San Francesco da paola (Vlad Lesnov, CC BY 3.0 Wikimedia Commons)
Starting in Piazza San Pietro in Vicoli, an ancient medieval tower is visible on the left, known as the Borgia Tower. It is now the bell tower of the church of San Francesco da Paola but takes its name from the adjacent palace linked to the Borgia family that we will discover in a moment.
Initially owned by the Cesarini and Margani families, noble Roman families of late medieval and Renaissance, this tower is now a non-accessible place, as it belongs to the complex of the monks of San Francesco da Paola.