Torra di Pelusella

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Tower of Pelusella
Native name
Corsican: Torra di Pelusella
Tour de Pelusella.jpg
Coordinates41°59′34″N 8°39′32″E / 41.99278°N 8.65889°E / 41.99278; 8.65889Coordinates: 41°59′34″N 8°39′32″E / 41.99278°N 8.65889°E / 41.99278; 8.65889
BuiltSecond half 16th century
Torra di Pelusella is located in Corsica
Torra di Pelusella
Location of Tower of Pelusella in Corsica

The Tower of Pelusella (Corsican: Torra di Pelusella) is a ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Appietto on the west coast of Corsica.[1] The ruins sit on a headland at the northern end of the Golfe de Lava. Only part of the base survives.

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.[2]


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  2. ^ 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. pp. 73–144. ISBN 2-84050-167-8.