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campanile a vela

English translation: bell gable

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Italian term or phrase:campanile a vela
English translation:bell gable
Entered by: Valeria Faber
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08:28 Feb 15, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture
Italian term or phrase: campanile a vela
For a tourist brochure about Arezzo. This passage is about the Church of San Domenico:

Lo stile romanico del portale, con lunetta affrescata...e tutta la facciata accompagnano lo sguardo del visitatore fino al piccolo campanile a vela, dove si trovano ancora due campane del XIV secolo.

I can see this is kind of a bell tower that is not closed, so that the bells are inside sort of cut-outs in the thick walls, but I cannot locate the correct architectural term in English.
xlationhouse
United States
Local time: 11:14
bell gable
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"formato da due pilastri che s'innalzano sopra il tetto e sormontati da un arco al quale è appesa la campana" (Marolli)

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Bell gable. A small turret placed on the ridge of a church roof to hold one or more bells. Found in almost all styles of architecture See also: Belfry ...
freenet.buffalo.edu/bah/a/DCTNRY/b/bellgable.htm
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Valeria Faber
Italy
Local time: 20:14
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Thanks Valeria!

I also saw bell gable and bell turret, but did not have any basis to choose between the two. Your information helped!
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bell gable


Explanation:
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Note added at 6 mins (2007-02-15 08:34:35 GMT)
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"formato da due pilastri che s'innalzano sopra il tetto e sormontati da un arco al quale è appesa la campana" (Marolli)

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Note added at 2 hrs (2007-02-15 10:49:02 GMT)
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Bell gable. A small turret placed on the ridge of a church roof to hold one or more bells. Found in almost all styles of architecture See also: Belfry ...
freenet.buffalo.edu/bah/a/DCTNRY/b/bellgable.htm

Valeria Faber
Italy
Local time: 20:14
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks Valeria!

I also saw bell gable and bell turret, but did not have any basis to choose between the two. Your information helped!

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