• Tower

port tower

Place de la Marine

20150 OTA

expo tour Porto

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One of the few square Genoese towers on the island, the Tower of Porto, originally Porto de Sia, is located in the municipality of Ota and stands on a rocky spur at a height of 45 metres in the Gulf of Porto.

Built in the 16th century and fully restored in the 1990s, the Tower of Porto is accessible on two levels and offers from its upper terrace an exceptional view of the whole site, Porto and the Gulf of Porto.
It is reached by a stairway cut into the rock.
A permanent exhibition on the fortifications of the shores of Corsica is set up inside. You will discover the history of an emblematic character of the region, as well as all the information on the architectural construction and the use of the Genoese towers on the Corsican coast.
At the foot of the tower, the small museum of the heather tells the story of this unusual shrub which has played an important role in the region, particularly in the manufacture of craft objects.
Access subject to a charge.

Spoken language(s)


Architectural style

  • Renaissance

Group welcome


Duration of the visit


Photo gallery


Children's benefits


COVID provisions

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory
  • Implementing barrier gestures


  •   Minimum rates (in €) Max. rates (in €)
  • Basic rate (full rate)>2€50

    Basic Rate - Adult Full Rate

Payment method(s)

  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Species

Useful information

Open all year round



  • Airport/airfield
    Ajaccio at 80 km
  • Maritime station
    Ajaccio at 80 km
  • Airport/airfield
    Calvi at 60 km


  • Seaside
    0.1 km away

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