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Torra di a Parata

8 Route des Sanguinaires, 20000 Ajaccio, France

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About Torra di a Parata

The Torra di a Parata is a ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Ajaccio which was built in 1550-1551 by Giacomo Lombardo. It was one of a series of coastal defenses constructed by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to stem the attacks by Barbary pirates. It offers Panoramic coastline views and also it can be reached by a rocky nature trail.


Attractions near Torra di a Parata

Pointe de la Parata0.03km from Torra di a Parata

A majestic ruined Genoese tower located in the commune of Ajaccio which was built in 1550-1551 by Giacomo Lombardo.  The tower is 12 m in height and has a diameter of 7.3 m at the level of the roof platform. It contains two vaulted rooms, one above the other which all gave a picturesque view of the sea and the area. One of the historical monument which was standing majestically in the seashore.

Archipel des Sanguinaires2.32km from Torra di a Parata

The Sanguinaires archipelago consists of four islets of dark red porphyry at the entrance to the Gulf of Ajaccio. They are called Mezu Mare, Cormoran , Cala d'Alga and Porri. To this must be added the bare rock U Sbiru located between the island of Porri and the island of Cormorants, and 13  m high.  The Sanguinaires Islands lighthouse, dating from 1870, is built on the highest point of the Grande Sanguinaire. One of the nice location where you can spend some nice time in the middle of natural b

Capo di Feno4.88km from Torra di a Parata

Capo di Feno is a cape and also the name of a beach located in Corse-du-Sud , not far from the Gulf of Ajaccio . First of all renowned for its wild beauty and the clarity of its water, it is also home to one of the best-known surf spots in Corse-du-Sud.

Ajaccio Cathedral10.98km from Torra di a Parata

A majestic roman catholic church which was located in Ajaccio, Corsica. The house of God is the clerical seat of the Bishop of Ajaccio, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Marseille. The cathedral has been a monument Historique since 30 October 1906. This Cathedral is built in the style of the Counter-Reformation with ocher.  The cathedral also houses a large pipe organ built in 1849 by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll and later restored and electrified by Joël Pétrique.

Maison Bonaparte11.06km from Torra di a Parata

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE was born in this MAjestic castle in Ajaccio in 1769. Napoleon's birthplace, a large and simple residence, is now a museum devoted to the Bonaparte family in Corsica. The visit starts on the second floor with a historical evocation of Corsica in the 18th century and is followed by an introduction to members of the family. In 1967, the house was made into a museum and declared a national museum.

Fesch Museum11.16km from Torra di a Parata

The Fesch museum is located in Ajaccio, the birthplace of its founder, the cardinal Joseph Fesch, it is housed in the 19th-century Palais Fesch on Rue Cardinal Fesch. It has the largest collections of Italian paintings, with three departments being particularly well represented: the Italian Primitives, Roman Baroque painting, and Neapolitan Baroque painting.

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Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and politically one of the 18 regions of France. The island's climate, mountains, and coastlines make it popular among tourists.