- A freestanding bell tower, often associated with, but not attached to a church or other public building
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a campanile.
- bell tower
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
||Cam`pa*ni"le (?), n. [It.
campanile bell tower, steeple, fr. It. & LL.
campana bell.] (Arch.) A bell tower, esp. one
built separate from a church.
Many of the campaniles of Italy are lofty
and magnificent structures.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Campanile, a tower for bells constructed beside a church, but not
attached to it; very common in Italian cities, the leaning tower of Pisa
being one, and that of Florence one of the most famous.
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