Torre San Giovanni, also known as the San Giovanni Tower, is a historic coastal watchtower situated along the Ionian coastline near Gallipoli. Built during the 16th century as part of a defensive system, the tower played a crucial role in safeguarding the town from potential invaders.

The tower stands tall at approximately 30 meters, offering panoramic views of the surrounding sea and countryside. Its strategic location allowed the watchmen to spot and alert the authorities of any approaching ships or threats.

Today, Torre San Giovanni stands as a testament to Gallipoli’s historical importance as a maritime town. The tower’s sturdy structure and historical significance attract history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

Visitors can approach the tower by foot, following paths that lead to its base, and some may even choose to climb to the top for a rewarding view of the picturesque coastline.

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