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Torre della Tonnara

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Hidden : 08/04/2015
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This cache is placed in the Riserva Naturale del Monte Cofano.
This Tower was part of the defensive towers system with the aim to sight the Saracens. The tower was built between 1556 and 1560. It has a square four-pointed star plant and concave walls. These elements make it a unique plant in Sicily. The ground floor has a unique squarred room with a barrel vault. On the floor there is the opening of a cistern carved into the rock. A staircase on the left of the entrance takes you to the upper level. Through a steep ladder you can reach a trap door on the barrel vault, and through it you go on the coverage plan. The Tower was restaured thanks to European Union funds and it was reopened in 2010. It can be visited every day from 9:30 to 15:00. You can watch an interesting video about Monte Cofano Reserve.

Notice: you need to pay a ticket for the access to Monte Cofano Reserve: 2€ full ticket, 1€ reduced ticket (groups), free ticket (children under 10 years).

Questa cache si trova nella Riserva Naturale del Monte Cofano.
La Tonnara di Cofano è una torre costiera risalente al XVI secolo e faceva parte del sistema di torri difensive per l’avvistamento dei saraceni. La torre, edificata tra il 1556 e il 1560, ha una pianta quadrata stellare a quattro punte e rappresenta, con le sue pareti concave, un impianto unico per la Sicilia. Il piano terra presenta un unico ambiente a pianta quadrata e con volta a botte, sul pavimento del quale si trova l’apertura di una cisterna scavata nella roccia. Una scala posta a sinistra dell’ingresso consente l’accesso al livello superiore. Attraverso una ripida scala a pioli si accede ad una botola aperta sulla volta a botte, per la quale si accede al piano di copertura. Restaurata con fondi dell’Unione Europea, è stata riaperta al pubblico nel 2010. Visitabile tutti i giorni dalle 9.30 alle 15.00. All'interno è possibile vedere un interessante video sulla Riserva.

Attenzione: l'ingresso alla Riserva è a pagamento: biglietto intero 2€, biglietto ridotto 1€ (gruppi e residenti), ingresso libero per bambini fino ai 10 anni.

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