Aurora Tower

Tower in Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso Al Mare Torre Aurora
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Situated at the base of San Cristoforo hill, just beneath the Capuchins, the Aurora Tower stands as a symbolic divider between the modern and historic sections of Monterosso. It effectively separates the Fegina beach and promenade leading to the train station on one side, and the beach of the old town on the other. Originally forming part of a larger defensive network, only three structures remain from that period: the Aurora Tower, the bell tower of the San Giovanni Battista church, and the tower adjacent to the Giant. Likely constructed during the sixteenth century by the Genoese, the tower was built upon an earlier foundation, serving to safeguard Monterosso from marauding pirates. Today, the tower is integrated into a private residence, functioning partly as a lounge bar and restaurant.

The Aurora Tower appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Monterosso al Mare!

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Visiting Aurora Tower

Address: Via Bastioni, 5, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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