Torra di Calvi

The Tower of Calvi (Corsican: Torra di Calvi) is a Genoese tower in the commune of Calvi (Haute-Corse) on the Corsica.

Tower of Calvi
Native name
Corsican: Torra di Calvi
Fort in Calvi.jpg
Coordinates42°34′02″N 8°45′35″E / 42.56722°N 8.75972°E / 42.56722; 8.75972
BuiltEnd of 16th century
Designated23 August 1990
Reference no.PA00099175
Torra di Calvi is located in Corsica
Torra di Calvi
Location of Tower of Calvi in Corsica

The tower was one of a series of coastal defences built by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to stem the attacks by Barbary pirates.[1]

In 1990 the tower together with the ramparts of the citadel were listed as one of the official historical monuments of France.[2]

Drawing of the tower from the Genoese archives, 1700.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Graziani, Antoine-Marie (2000). "Les ouvrages de défense en Corse contre les Turcs (1530-1650)". In Vergé-Franceschi, Michel; Graziani, Antoine-Marie (eds.). La guerre de course en Méditerranée (1515-1830) (in French). Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. pp. 73–144. ISBN 2-84050-167-8.
  2. ^ Base Mérimée: Remparts de la citadelle et Tour du Sel, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)