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Tour d'Omigna, Cargese

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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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  • Great walk - easy with even small kids. Do chose an alternative route for the return. Route is stunningly beautiful.  more »
  • 1 hour from Ta Kladia to the tour along an easy foot path which runs along the sea. You can also reach the tower from Chiuni which is a 2hr walk  more »
  • A pleasant walk from Cargese (about 6km each way). The paths are well made and marked and the views get better and better. The tower itself can be climbed to the top for the great view - and you can s...  more »

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