Torre dello Ziro

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The watchtower perched high above the cliffs on a peninsula with a view of the sea is one of the characteristics that defines the hilly terrain of Amalfi. This watchtower, known as the Torre Dello Ziro, was formerly a section of the Castrum Scalelle, a large castle constructed above Amalfi that functioned as a lookout point for naval raids on the Republic of Amalfi in the Middle Ages.

The is a medieval tower that was built in the 13th century and was originally part of the city's defense system. The tower has been restored a few times over the centuries and is now one of the city's main historical monuments. The tower was along the coastline and was used to spot the approach of Saracen ships.

How to explore Torre Dello Ziro?

  • Visit the Torre Dello Ziro Castle. The castle is a rectangular structure with four towers, surrounded by a dry moat. It has been restored in recent years and contains a museum of local history for you to visit if you are a history fanatic.
  • Hike to the top of the Torre Dello Ziro for stunning views and photography.
  • Explore the nearby Baroque-style churches like Chiesa di San Rocco, Chiesa Della Santissima Trinità, Chiesa Della Madonna Della Neve, etc.
  • Check out the Torre Dello Ziro Museum. The museum was founded in 2001 by the local art historian Antonio Ziro. The museum contains a rich collection of artifacts related to the history of the town and its inhabitants, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, documents, and ethnographic objects. It also houses an important collection of art and antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as contemporary works. The museum also hosts various cultural events, such as workshops, conferences, and other activities related to local and regional culture.
  • Enjoy a picnic in the surrounding park. It is a natural oasis in the center of the city and offers a peaceful refuge from the choas of the city. The park is made up of a variety of different areas, including a green area with trees and vegetation, an open space for recreational activities, and a historic tower. The park is also houses a variety of wildlife, and visitors can explore the park and observe the animals in their natural habitats. Additionally, visitors can take part in various activities, such as hiking, bird watching, and picnicking.
  • Kayak or canoe in the nearby lakes. The Torre Dello Ziro Lakes are a series of six connected artificial lakes located near the valley of the Basento River. These lakes are Torre Dello Ziro, La Vena, Lago Delle Valli, La Palude, - Lago Dei Cigni, and La Pezza. The lakes were created in the 1950s to provide a source of water for the farmers of the area and have since become popular for recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, and fishing.
  • Go mountain biking on the nearby trails.
  • Visit the nearby olive groves. The olives are harvested by hand and used to produce a variety of products, including high-quality extra virgin olive oil.
  • Take a cooking class to learn about cooking traditional Italian dishes.

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Address of Torre dello Ziro

Via Salita Per Pontone, Amalfi Italy

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