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An upwards view of the Siena Tower from within the courtyard. It is known as the Torre del Mangia in Italian. "Literally meaning "Tower of the Eater", the name refers to its first bellringer, Giovanni di Balduccio, nicknamed Mangiaguadagni ("Eat-the-profits", that is "Profit eater") either for his spendthrift tendency, idleness or gluttony" It is 102 metres high and the 2nd tallest of Italy's medieval towers.

More information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_del_Mangia

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