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Architecture

Torre di Punta Penna

Via Punta Penna, Vasto, (Chieti)

It stands on a promontory overlooking the port of Vasto. The tower has the shape of a pyramid-shaped trunk with a square base and was built at the behest of the viceroy Pedro Afán de Ribera, in 1563, and completed in 1569. It has a square plant and is built of brick, with the exterior completely plastered, has an opening on each side and access to the first floor via a two-ramp masonry staircase. Punta Penna Tower is still used today by Navy as a radar monitoring base.

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