Torra di Scalu

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Tower of Scalu
Native name
Corsican: Torra di Scalu
Coordinates 42°54′42″N 9°20′41″E / 42.91167°N 9.34472°E / 42.91167; 9.34472Coordinates: 42°54′42″N 9°20′41″E / 42.91167°N 9.34472°E / 42.91167; 9.34472
Built Second half of 16th century
Architect unknown
Torra di Scalu is located in Corsica
Torra di Scalu
Location of Tower of Scalu in Corsica

The Tower of Scalu or Tower of Pino (Corsican: Torra di Scalu) is a ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Pino, Haute-Corse on the west coast of Corsica.

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]

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  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.