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Name: Torre della Meloria   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Livorno, , Italy

Location: On small island about 4 miles NW of Livorno, Ligurian Sea.


The present tower here was built in 1709 by Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. A navigational light was kept here for some years by the Agostinian monks of San Jacopo. A new lighthouse (Secche della Meloria) was built a short distance away in 1867. The annual Coppa dei Risi’atori rowing race begins at the at the Torre della Meloria.

Description of Tower: White square stone tower with arches in base, no lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: c. 1200s

Date Present Tower Built: 1709

Date Deactivated: c. 1867

Current Use: Historic attraction.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible by boat only.

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