Tour de Sant'Amanza, Genoese tower, BonifacioTour de Sant'Amanza, Genoese tower, Bonifacio

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    This is a cool Explo! And very off the path!
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      Nice description and tips!
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      Yes, ok for the information. A plan might be useful!
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      Yes!
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The ruins of a Genoese tower...

My experience, Explo description: 

When Corsica was part of the Republic of Genoa (16th century), the Genoese settled there many guard towers around the island. 85 towers were built, and 67 are still on site.

Each tower had a crew from 2 to 6 men (mostly local). Their function was to prevent from attacks and to fire alarm.

Each tower had 3 storeys.

The Sant'Amanza tower is destroyed. There are only the first level remains, where was the rest room.

It has been destroyed by the Turks in the middle of the 18th century: some pieces of the tower can still be found up to 20 meters from its base, as if it had exploded.

From the tower, you have a very nice view all around. And no one there to bother you!

My personal recommendations: 

Make a walk to get there. Park your car at the Punta di Nava beach. Follow the track and walk south about 500m. Then turn left to the edge of the hill (1km to go North East). Once you are back from the tower, just enjoy the beach!

How getting there: 

Go by war to Punta di Nava beach.

A tip to eat: 

Take a pic nic!

A tip to sleep: 

Bonifacio.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long.

Visit duration: 

1.5 hours.

Entry fees: 

Free!