The tower

Let yourself be transported into a unique world. The Genoese tower of Micalona at Abbartello in Southern Corsica. An unusual and timeless place.

The tower's exceptional geographical location is what makes it so special. Genoese towers were erected at strategic points high above the surrounding territory to protect the island from invaders. A sea view breathtaking, a swimming pool cast in the rock as well as a design halfway between the luxury and authenticity  will make your stay unforgettable.

up to 6 people

The Exterior and the Pool

Find yourself in total immersion with nature. Indeed, the tower has many outdoor facilities:

  • An infinity pool, the rock, rockroses, myrtles, heathers and olive trees.
  • A Jacuzzi dug into the rock.
  • A summer kitchen at the pool area allows you to make the most of this space.
  • A dining table and a lounge shaded by a magnificent olive tree.
  • Loungers and lounges with a breathtaking view of the sea and the river mouth

Our partner Di mare institute is in the habit of setting up its massage table under the olive trees by the swimming pool, so that you can enjoy a moment of unrivalled relaxation.

up to 6 people

the tower and the solarium

Everything has been thought out to keep the charm and authenticity of this historical monument, while providing you with optimal comfort.

  • At the foot of the tower is an open kitchen in stone, wood and waxed concrete, fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, plancha, hob and oven.
  • On the ground floor, the excavated retaining rock houses a bathroom, toilet and a small bedroom with a 140cm bed.
  • The first floor consists of a bedroom with a Queen size bed.
  • On the second floor, the guard room has been transformed into a lounge with a kitchenette.
  • The 3rd floor houses the last bedroom with a Queen size bed, a washbasin and a toilet.
  • On the top floor you will reach the solarium, where you can relax in a lounge or take a shower like you have never taken before with a breathtaking 360° view of the sea, the mouth of the Taravo, the plain and the mountains.
  • All rooms are air-conditioned and have a wifi connection.

Its history

exceptional site

Built by the Republic of Genoa in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, like most of them (around a hundred along the coast, sixty-seven of which are still standing), it was used to warn of attacks. As soon as a sail appeared on the horizon, the watchmen ( I sintineddi ) would light a fire on the roof and the news would spread along the coast so that the inhabitants could take refuge on the heights. The invasions that swept in after the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire marked the start of raids on the Mediterranean coast. Sowing death and desolation, enslaving populations. The Genoese towers are therefore considered to be the flagship of Corsica's cultural heritage.

Renovated by Jean-Christophe, an enthusiast for old stones, history and art, it has been restored with respect for tradition.