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Tour d'Omigna, Cargese

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Corse-du-Sud
Follow well-carved walking paths over rugged terrain to get to the ruined, 17th century Genoese tower of Tour d'Omigna. Sitting on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea, the tower was built in 1605 as part of a series of defenses built by the Republic of Genoa to protect the island of Corsica against Barbary pirates. The tower was declared a national monument in 1991 and was restored in 2009 so that visitors could once again climb to the rooftop terrace and take in the panoramic views. It's an easy coastal hike to the tower, but the trek requires adequate walking shoes, and you'll want to take plenty of water. Take a look at our Cargese trip builder to schedule your visit to Tour d'Omigna and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 18, 2017
    3 h a/r of hiking with mid course the Tower of David (in which one can climb), plan hat, sunscreen water, possibility to meet a few cows on the way :) a beautiful walk to do
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  • August 15, 2017
    Pedestrian walk very enjoyable from the parking lot of Cargèse, easy enough coverage without much difficulty, seen extraordinary on the Gulf of Cargèse, arrival at the Tower of David is sumptuous, high-quality and not affected by time, the view is awesome. The whole of the market return with lunch stop about 3 h a little more if you walk very slowly, attention to the heat put on Hat hat.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Nice walk to 2 hours round trip from the beach of Pero. Little shade on the route, provide water in sufficient quantity. Swimming is possible below the Tower if the sea is calm but watch out for the rocks.
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