Tour de Capigliolo

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Tour de Capigliolo
Tour de Capigliolo.jpg
Coordinates 42°3′55.6″N 8°43′22.3″E / 42.065444°N 8.722861°E / 42.065444; 8.722861Coordinates: 42°3′55.6″N 8°43′22.3″E / 42.065444°N 8.722861°E / 42.065444; 8.722861
Built 1582
Architect unknown
Tour de Capigliolo is located in Corsica
Tour de Capigliolo
Location of Tour de Capigliolo in Corsica

The Tour de Capigliolo (Corsican: Torra di Capigliolu) is a ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Casaglione (Corse-du-Sud) on the west coast of the French island of Corsica. The tower sits at a height of 91 metres (299 ft) on the Punta Capigliolo headland to the north of the Golfu di a Liscia.

The construction of the tower was begun in 1582. 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.[1] In 2007 the tower was added to the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage (Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel) maintained by the French Ministry of Culture. The tower is privately owned.[2]

See also[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. p. 136. ISBN 2-84050-167-8. 
  2. ^ "Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel: Poste d'observation dit tour génoise de Capigliolo" (in French). Ministère de la culture. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Nivaggioni, Mathieu; Verges, Jean-Marie. "Les Tours Génoises Corses" (in French).  Includes information on how to reach 90 towers and many photographs.