Tour de Girolata
|Tour de Girolata|
|Designated||11 April 2008|
The Tour de Gerolata or Fortin de Gerolata (Corsican: Torra di Girolata) is a Genoese tower located in the commune of Osani (Corse-du-Sud) on the west coast of the French island of Corsica. The tower sits at an elevation of 36 m on a rocky outcrop in the Golfe de Girolata.
The tower was built between 1551 and 1552. The construction was initially supervised by Gieronimo da Levanto but on his death he was replaced by Giovan Battista de'Franchi. The tower 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. It is now owned by the state and in 2008 was listed as one of the official historical monuments of France.
Notes and references
- Graziani, Antoine-Marie (2000). "Les ouvrages de défense en Corse contre les Turcs (1530-1650)". In Vergé-Franceschi, Michel; Graziani, Antoine-Marie. La guerre de course en Méditerranée (1515-1830) (in French). Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. pp. 107–110. ISBN 2-84050-167-8.
- "Monuments historiques: Fortin de Girolata" (in French). Ministère de la culture. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
- "Girolata : Présentation" (in French). I Torregiani. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- Nivaggioni, Mathieu; Verges, Jean-Marie. "Les Tours Génoises Corses" (in French). Includes information on how to reach 90 towers and many photographs.
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