Tour de Meria

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Tour de Meria
Meria Tour génoise.jpg
Coordinates 42°56′5″N 9°28′2″E / 42.93472°N 9.46722°E / 42.93472; 9.46722Coordinates: 42°56′5″N 9°28′2″E / 42.93472°N 9.46722°E / 42.93472; 9.46722
Built Second half 16th century
Architect unknown
Tour de Meria is located in Corsica
Tour de Meria
Location of Tour de Meria in Corsica

The Tour de Meria (Corsican: Torra di Meria) is a ruined Genoese tower in Corsica located in the commune of Meria on the east coast of Cap Corse.

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.[1]

References[edit]

  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.