Martello Towers

Almost 500 years ago, an Italian architect laid the foundation for what was to become a world wide monument of the British Empire.

Giovan Giacomo Paleari Fratino, a Genovese architect, designed and built the world’s first Martello Tower, in 1565 in the island of Corsica.

Martello Tower at La Preneuse Beach

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