oday, along the Italian coastal roads, frequently in the more advanced or more collected, sighting towers blocks of different sizes and shapes, many dilapidated and almost unrecognizable.
They are the remains of an alarm and defense against the Barbary pirates and Turks, coming from the subject territories of Greece and Albania and their vessels, were threatening the Muslim invasion of Italy.
Until the late nineteenth century, when Saracen towers were built to counter the Saracen invasions which periodically threatened the coast Pugliese.le marine community became active in protecting the earth, by a system that functions acquitted lookout, warning the people through a code signaling, and armed local defense.
Shortly after the second half of the sixteenth century befell the decision to build, at points deemed suitable by the military engineers, a succession of towers in sight of one another, they constitute, as a whole, a system of watchtowers and fortified uninterrupted signaling.
Are scattered across the Gargano coast and only in the territory of Peschici there are 4 well preserved except that in the Bay of Sfinale