The Torone

Towers
Forio d'Ischia
Forio d'Ischia - 80075
Strada Torone, 11

The Torone
Located a part the built up area, in a suggestive and panoramic position, the tower called Torone, represents an important visual point by sea and land. It was realized as place of refuge and defence against pirates attacks, nowadays it is a private residence. The circular base, in fact, consists of a rocky block with an access realized in dug steps. A thick torus divides the roofing by the first level. A second torus repeats the covering, with consoles by its sides. To finish, a plan roofing with windows and slits of tuff stone. Retuirning to the centre, after Via San Vito toward Via Roma and Gaetano Morgera begins the ancient suburb called Cierco. After 100 meters to the right the Tower ‘Via G. Morgera’ rises.

Historical-critical info
The tower is situated in a strategic position, between land and sea. The zone around was plan without natural refuges where people can lie low, so between 1534 and 1536, during pirate Dragut attacks, the tower of defence was built.

Info

Cadastre: foglio 22 part. 84.
Period: hal of the XVI sec.
Destinazione originaria: tower of defence and refuge
Today's use home.
Property: private.
Protection law: n. 1497 of 193.
Plant: circular.
Roofing: plan-terrace style.
Vault or roofs:: emisphere-shaped vault.
Stairs: Stairs dug into tuff stone and wall.
Pavement: brick.
External decorations: taurus and consoles in lava stone.
State of preservation:: good

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