‘Medieval Florence, that of Dante, had 150 towers littering its skyline.
Amazing as the sight must have been, I spent three months in Florence
and found little drawn evidence. In 1300 a law was passed which decreed
that all towers were to be taken down, the material being used to build
the outer ring of city walls. They had been the breeding ground for
fighting between rival families. But what if they had remained? I made
this drawing, Torri di Firenze, which seeks to represent how modern day
Florence may have looked if the towers had remained’