The Frangipane Tower (also known as Monkey Tower)

Via dei Portoghesi. (Open Map)


The tower is situated in via dei Portoghesi, in the nearby of Piazza Navona.
The palace was inhabited by a nobleman, who had one son and a monkey. One day, the animal took the child and climbed to the top of the tower. The desperate father gave her prayers to Our Lady: kindly the monkey came down and brought the baby in his crib.
The crowd gathered hail as a miracle and the father from that day, as a testimony of grace received, wanted at the top of the tower a perpetual lamp.