Signaling system to contrast the barbary raids
Cited in a document dating 1557, the Torre dell’Alpicella was part of the sighting and signaling system to contrast the barbary raids on the coast and in the immediate hinterland. The “falodium”, the towers from which the signals were sent, had to be in visual contact to effectively spread the alarm.
The site is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest called Pini del Rosso.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese. Fonte: “Fortificazioni Antibarbaresche in Liguria” scritto da Giorgio Fedozzi, Dominici Editore 1988.