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Ligny Tower

Ligny Tower

Built in 1671 by the order of the order of the Prince of Ligny (or Lignè), Captain of the Reign of Sicily, according to the plans of Carlos of Grunembergh, to increase the coast line’s defence. It had four sentries and lanterns that allowed it to communicate with the other towers of the coast. Until 1862, it was a fort equipped with canons and after that it was used to control traffic. The tower had a strategic position that allowed it to control the two seas (Mediterranean and Tyrrheanian), the Egadi Islands and all the coast line up to the foot of Mount Erice.

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