Torre Flavia is a ruined medieval military fortification built on the beach near Ladispoli, Rome. It, and other towers, were part of a coastal defense system. In the 16th century, the fort was restored and strengthen by Cardinal Flavio Orsini, according to a defense program set up by popes Pius IV and Pius V.
The centuries-old structure was bombed by the Allies in 1943 and partially destroyed. Nature has not been kind to the ruins, either. The tower is located on the beach, meaning it’s subjected to erosion caused by the tides.
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