When talking about the tallest structures in the world, one often thinks of skyscrapers above modern cities, but radio transmitters in remote locations also reach dizzying heights.
Italy is famous for its many architectural marvels built over the millennia, but its tallest building (a sleek, modern structure in Milan) is only 758 feet tall. The title of the tallest overall structure goes to a radio transmitter on the Sant’Anna hill near the town of Caltanissetta, in Sicily. (In between the two are a number of transmitters and power plant chimneys.) This antenna has a height of 938 feet, and was built by the national public broadcasting company, RAI, between 1949 and 1951. At the time it was also the tallest structure in all of Europe, until 1965 when a transmitting station in the United Kingdom was inaugurated.
|9. Holy Week Places: “Devotion and tradition” en it||1km||site_izi|
|6. Naturalistic Itinerary “Natural areas and mining landscapes” en it||1.1km||site_izi|
|1. Ethno-anthropological Itinerary “Land and wheat” en it||1.1km||site_izi|
|7. Literary Itinerary: “Little Athens and its literary places” en it||1km||site_izi|
|5. Culinary Itinerary “The Land and its tastes” en it||1km||site_izi|
|2. Artistic and Historical Itinerary: “Nobles and Courts of Caltanissetta and Sommatino” en it||0.9km||site_izi|
|Medieval Itinerary: “Churches in Caltanissetta’s Countryside” en it||1.2km||site_izi|
|3. Mining itinerary: “Ciaula discovers the Moon” en it||2.1km||site_izi|
|Caltanissetta: General Itinerary en it||1.5km||site_izi|
|4. Archaeological Itinerary: “Indigenous settlements” en it||1.2km||site_izi|
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