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Lighthouse on Giraglia Rock, circa 1900

Giraglia is a French island at the northern tip of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its lighthouse and for the Torra di Giraglia, a Genoese tower which is an Official Historical Monuments of France.

The Giraglia Rolex Cup, an annual keelboat regatta, was named for the island. The race starts in St. Tropez, France, passes through the Îles d'Hyères near Giraglia, and then finishes off in Genoa, Italy, a total distance of 243 nautical miles (450 km; 280 mi).


  • Loughlin, John. 1989. "Regionalism and Ethnic Nationalism in France: A Case-study of Corsica". Thesis. San Domenico, Italy: European University Institute.
  • Loughlin, John, and Claude Olivesi (eds.). 1999. Autonomies insulaires: vers une politique de différence pour la Corse. Ajaccio: Editions Albiana. ISBN 2-905124-47-4 (French)

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Coordinates: 43°01′31″N 9°24′24″E / 43.02528°N 9.40667°E / 43.02528; 9.40667