A night up high

A night up high

Just five minutes from Filitosa, spend a most unexpected night at the top of the Génoise Micalona Tower, ​​restored in keeping with traditions.

Perched at the top of an old watchtower, alone in the world - but for the local birds - spend an unforgettable moment in a stone structure of the Genoese era. Formerly one of the strongholds of the military defence of the region, this 15th-century tower was used to watch for the arrival of enemy ships. When they appeared on the horizon, the guards lit a fire on the roof to alert the surrounding population, who would take refuge in the maquis (dense natural environment where to go underground). Today, a historical remnant of a bygone era, the monument has been converted into a two-bedroom apartment that is available to rent. The rustic living room was formerly the guardroom, there is also a solarium, a small bathroom and two kitchens, one on the ground floor near a shaded terrace, and another near the living room on the second floor. At nightfall, you can even lounge by a heated pool cut into the rock with stunning views of the sea and the Taravo River.

Tour Génoise Micalona
Domaine de l'Ogliastru
Rue des Pêcheurs
Résidence du Port II
20110 Propriano

+33 (0)6 22 54 49 01


Tower: from 1,400 EUR (for three nights)