Tour de Roccapina

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Tour de Roccapina
Corse Roccapina tour genoise.jpg
Coordinates 41°29′44″N 8°55′44″E / 41.49556°N 8.92889°E / 41.49556; 8.92889Coordinates: 41°29′44″N 8°55′44″E / 41.49556°N 8.92889°E / 41.49556; 8.92889
Built 1609
Designated 29 July 1994
Reference no. PA00132604
Tour de Roccapina is located in Corsica
Tour de Roccapina
Location of Tour de Roccapina in Corsica

The Tour de Roccapina (Corsican: Torra di Roccapina ) is a Genoese tower located in the commune of Sartène (Corse-du-Sud) on the southwest coast of the French island of Corsica. The tower sits at an elevation of 100 m on the Cappu di Roccapina headland.

The construction of the tower was began in 1609. It was one of a series of coastal defences built by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to stem the attacks by Barbary pirates.[1] In 1994 the tower was listed as one of the official historical monuments of France.[2]

Notes and 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. 145–147. ISBN 2-84050-167-8. 
  2. ^ "Monuments historiques: Tour de Roccapina" (in French). Ministère de la culture. Retrieved 4 May 2014. .

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