Tour de L'Île-Rousse

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Tour de L'Île-Rousse
L'Île-Rousse-tour genoise.jpg
Coordinates42°38′36.4″N 8°56′6.6″E / 42.643444°N 8.935167°E / 42.643444; 8.935167Coordinates: 42°38′36.4″N 8°56′6.6″E / 42.643444°N 8.935167°E / 42.643444; 8.935167
BuiltSecond half 16th century
Architectunknown
Tour de L'Île-Rousse is located in Corsica
Tour de L'Île-Rousse
Location of Tour de L'Île-Rousse in Corsica

The Tour de L'Île-Rousse (Corsican: Torra di l'Isula Rossa) is a ruined Genoese tower located on the Île de la Petra in the commune of L'Île-Rousse off the west coast of the French island 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]

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 (eds.). 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.