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IT 159 Punta San Raineri
latitude 38° 11' 36.7" N
longitude 15° 34' 27.8" E

The watch tower is part of a complex of fortifications ordered in 1546 by Charles V, the Spanish Holy Roman Emperor, to defend Sicily against the Ottoman Turks. Located off the Via Raineri on the east side (the outside) of the Punta Secca, a hook-like peninsula that protects the traditional harbor of Messina. ARLHS # ITA-143

Punta San Raineri

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