Sciere Tower

Sciere Tower

The ‘Torre dell’Usciere’ (ie. usher’s tower) or simply Scieri, along with the other two called Mpisu and Isulidda, was part of the coastal towers designed in 1583 by Florence-born architect Camillo Camilliani.
He was given the task of creating a system of towers to defend Sicily against pirates who infested the Mediterranean.

Like all other towers by Camilliani it has a square base with a strong embankment to house the cistern and storage for ammunition.
A square room divided in two parts for the ‘torrari‘ (guardians) is located on the first floor; on top is the terrace where artillery was placed and where the signals (fani) with smoke and fire were sent up.

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