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“The tower of Piscinni lies in the south-west coast of Sardinia, in a promontory between Capo Malfatano e Teulada. It was built in 1595 by the entrepreneur Pietro Porta from Cagliari to defend the nearby tuna fish factory from the raids of the Moors from Tunisia and Algeria.”

For an interesting and exhaustive explanation about the defensive Towers in South Italy, see the note of meltemi about her photo “Broken tower” http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo779288.htm


“La Torre di Piscinni, situata in un promontorio tra Capo Malfatano e Teulada, nella costa sud-ovest della Sardegna, fu voluta dall’imprenditore cagliaritano Pietro Porta per difendere la vicina tonnara, impiantata nel 1602. […] La torre era giΰ in funzione nel 1595. Era una torre di guardia con una guarnigione di un alcaide e due soldati…”

Per una esaustiva e interessante spiegazione sulle Torri saracene nell’Italia del sud vedi la nota di meltemi alla foto “Broken tower” http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo779288.htm

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Additional Photos by Ingenua Mente (Longroute) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 169 N: 4719] (19600)
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