Tour de Capigliolo

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The Tour de Capigliolo (Corsican: Torra di Capigliolu) is a ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Casaglione (Corse-du-Sud) on the west coast of the French island of Corsica. The tower sits at a height of 91 metres (299 ft) on the Punta Capigliolo headland to the north of the Golfu di a Liscia.

Tour de Capigliolo
Tour de Capigliolo.jpg
Coordinates42°3′55.6″N 8°43′22.3″E / 42.065444°N 8.722861°E / 42.065444; 8.722861Coordinates: 42°3′55.6″N 8°43′22.3″E / 42.065444°N 8.722861°E / 42.065444; 8.722861
Tour de Capigliolo is located in Corsica
Tour de Capigliolo
Location of Tour de Capigliolo in Corsica

The construction of the tower was begun in 1582. It was one of a series of coastal defences constructed by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to stem the attacks by Barbary pirates.[1] In 2007 the tower was added to the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage (Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel) maintained by the French Ministry of Culture. The tower is privately owned.[2]

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  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. p. 136. ISBN 2-84050-167-8.
  2. ^ "Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel: Poste d'observation dit tour génoise de Capigliolo" (in French). Ministère de la culture. Retrieved 4 May 2014.

External linksEdit

  • Nivaggioni, Mathieu; Verges, Jean-Marie. "Les Tours Génoises Corses" (in French). Includes information on how to reach 90 towers and many photographs.