The Tower of Bastia

The Tower of Bastia
The Tower of Bastia

This is a watchtower that dates back to the time of the Marquisate of Carretto shortly after 1212, the year in which the marquises bought the territories of Verezzi, Gorra, Olle, Borgio, and Pietra. Due to its complete state of abandonment, unfortunately it is now dangerous and dilapidated.

 

On the top of the hill of Bastia (321 meters above sea level), in order to control the border, Henry II del Carretto built this watchtower originally called "Tower of Gorra". Its name derives from the term "Bastita" a fortification or military shelter, also for temporary use built with wood or other materials and having the same etymological derivation of the term "bastion".