Torra di San Pellegrinu

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Tower of San Pellegrinu
Native name
Corsican: Torra di San Pellegrinu
Torra di San Pellegrinu is located in Corsica
Torra di San Pellegrinu
Location of Tower of San Pellegrinu in Corsica
Coordinates 42°27′1″N 9°32′28″E / 42.45028°N 9.54111°E / 42.45028; 9.54111Coordinates: 42°27′1″N 9°32′28″E / 42.45028°N 9.54111°E / 42.45028; 9.54111
Built Second half of 16th century
Architect unknown

The Tower of San Pellegrinu (Corsican: Torra di San Pellegrinu) was a Genoese tower located in the commune of Penta-di-Casinca on the east coast of the Corsica.

The tower was built in the sixteenth century sometime before 1573.[1] 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] 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.[1]

In 2003 the tower was added to the "General Inventory of Cultural Heritage" maintained by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel: poste d'observation, tour génoise de San Pellegrino" (in French). Ministère de la culture. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  2. ^ 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.