La tour de Sénèque - Luri - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 42° 54.306 E 009° 22.341
32T E 530395 N 4750344
Quick Description: La Tour de Sénèque est une tour ronde, en réalité un ancien donjon situé entre Pino et Luri dans le Cap Corse, à une hauteur de 564 mètres. De cette tour est visible un panorama splendide sur le Cap Corse et les mers Ligure et Tyrrhénienne.
Location: Corse, France
Date Posted: 10/18/2021 11:24:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM1554P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:

The Seneca Tower is a round tower, in reality an ancient dungeon located between Pino and Luri in the Corsican Cape, at a height of 564 meters. From this tower you can see a splendid panorama of the Cap Corse and the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas.


Tour de Sénèque

Credits

La tour de Sénèque (Torre di Seneca) est une ancienne tour génoise située à cheval entre Pino et Luri, en France. Elle date du xvie siècle

Localisation
Édifiée « à cheval » sur Pino et Luri sur un piton rocheux à 564 m d'altitude, la tour ronde (en fait un donjon), est un remarquable belvédère offrant la vue sur les mers Ligure et Tyrrhénienne. Elle est accessible depuis le col de Sainte-Lucie (381 m) par une petite route menant jusqu'à l'ancien couvent Saint-Nicolas (désaffecté, celui-ci a été transformé de nos jours en gîtes sous la dénomination « Les Gîtes Sénèque »). De l'aire de stationnement, un sentier permet d'accéder à la tour, à travers un haut maquis.

Historique
La Torre di Seneca, dotée de citerne, a été construite à l'emplacement d'une tour plus ancienne que les Romains auraient construite comme poste de surveillance.

De 1556 à 1559, les Français prennent la tour et enlèvent Luri aux Génois.

L'édifice est classé au titre des monuments historiques en 1840.


Seneca Tower

The tower of Seneca (Torre di Seneca) is an ancient Genoese tower located between Pino and Luri, in France. It dates from the xvie century

Location
Built "astride" Pino and Luri on a rocky outcrop at an altitude of 564 m, the round tower (in fact a keep), is a remarkable viewpoint offering a view of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas. It can be reached from the Saint Lucia pass (381 m) by a small road leading to the old Saint Nicholas convent (now disused, it has been transformed into a guesthouse under the name "Les Gîtes Sénèque"). From the parking area, a path leads to the tower, through a high scrubland.

History
The Torre di Seneca, with its cistern, was built on the site of an older tower that the Romans would have built as a watchtower.

From 1556 to 1559, the French took the tower and took Luri from the Genoese.

The building was classified as a historical monument in 1840.

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Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

Hours of Operation: Not listed

Admission Prices: Not listed

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