Tour d'Elbo

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GPS : 42.267996, 8.691399

Square in shape and accessible on two levels, the Tower of Porto was probably built in the second half of the 16th century before the appearance of round Genoese towers and is one of the only square fortifications built on the coast. From the wharf at the foot of the tower, wood, oil, citrons, or chestnuts produced in the valley were embarked.
Completely restored, its upper terrace offers an exceptional view of the entire site and the Gulf of Porto.

You can access it by a path cut into the rock.

A permanent exhibition, relating to the fortification of the shores of Corsica, is set up inside.

At the foot of the Genoese tower of Porto is a small museum that tells the story of an unusual bush: the heather.

This was a very important plant in the region, in particular for the manufacture of many artisanal objects.
Off-season: 9 am - 6 pm July-August: 9 am - 7 pm Fee: €2.50 adults/children under 12, free