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Torra d'Omigna, Cargese

#3 of 32 in Historic Sites in Corse-du-Sud
Must see · Scenic Drive · Ruin
Follow well-carved walking paths over rugged terrain to get to the ruined, 17th century Genoese tower of Torra d'Omigna. Sitting on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea, the tower was built in 1605 as part of a series of defenses built by the Republic of Genoa to protect the island of Corsica against Barbary pirates. The tower was declared a national monument in 1991 and was restored in 2009 so that visitors could once again climb to the rooftop terrace and take in the panoramic views. It's an easy coastal hike to the tower, but the trek requires adequate walking shoes, and you'll want to take plenty of water. Torra d'Omigna is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Did this walk with two younger teens. Easy terrain, some hills. Incredibly hot....wish we had got up earlier to do the walk before the heat. About 3 hour round trip. Take more water than you think...  more »
  • You know how many "easy" walks on Corsica have you scrambling up a vertical cliff? Finally one that doesn't! You still need sturdy shoes and plenty of water (because it's further than you think, it's....  more »
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