Torra d'Alistru

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Tower of Alistru
Native name
Corsican: Torra d'Alistru
Tour d'Alistro - Corsica.jpg
Coordinates 42°15′1″N 9°33′15″E / 42.25028°N 9.55417°E / 42.25028; 9.55417Coordinates: 42°15′1″N 9°33′15″E / 42.25028°N 9.55417°E / 42.25028; 9.55417
Built Second half 16th century
Architect unknown
Torra d'Alistru is located in Corsica
Torra d'Alistru
Location of Tower of Alistru in Corsica

The Tower of Alistru (Corsican: Torra d'Alistru) is a ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Canale-di-Verde on the east coast of the Corsica.

The tower was built in the second half of the 16th century. 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]

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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. 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.