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Il Torrione

Duration: 1 hour
From: Il Torrione
To: Il Torrione
Languages: Italiano
Scale: 1 - 10 people
Tour size: 10
Transportation: Autonomously
Opening days: Tuesday and Sunday From April 1st to October 31st 10.00 / 12.30 and 19.30 / 22.30 From 1 November to 31 March 09.30 / 12.30 and 17.00 / 19.00

Il Torrione is the tallest tower in Forio: plunged in a dense fabric of buildings, most of which of exquisite architectural structure, Il Torrione dominates the whole village.

Thanks to its preservation status, for many years it has been regarded as the best of the over fifty towers that formed the Medieval defensive system of the island.

The Municipal authorities financed the construction of this watchtower to defend Forio, which was particularly exposed to the incursions of corsair Barbarossa (Italian for “Redbeard”) and other fellow pirates.

The three floored tower with barrel vault ceilings, of which the upper one with a lunette, underwent a series of restoration activities during the Eighties; the lower hall now houses the Torrione Civic Museum, while the upper hall is home to the Giovanni Maltese Civic Museum, which showcases the statues and paintings that the artist’s wife donated to the municipality.

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