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Torre Ligny


The Ligny Tower is one of the symbols of the island. Situated on the most extreme point of the city’s coast, it stands on the very tip of that famous scythe that Trapani looks so much like. It was constructed in the seventeenth century thanks to the viceroy Claudio la Moraldo. Conceived as a fortress, over the years it became a lighthouse that had the task of controlling the traffic of boats approaching the port. Today it houses the Museum of Prehistory with its collection of Roman amphorae found in Trapani’s archaeological site, as well as a helmet found at the bottom of the city’s sea.