Torra di San Pellegrinu
|Tower of San Pellegrinu|
Corsican: Torra di San Pellegrinu
|Built||Second half of 16th century|
The tower was built in the sixteenth century sometime before 1573. 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. The Tower of San Pellegrinu was demolished by the Genoese in 1762 to prevent it falling into the hands of the rebel forces led by Pasquale Paoli.
In 2003 the tower was added to the "General Inventory of Cultural Heritage" maintained by the French Ministry of Culture.
- "Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel: poste d'observation, tour génoise de San Pellegrino" (in French). Ministère de la culture. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- 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.
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