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Welcome to the official site of the Torone Tower in Forio, Ischia

We are glad to welcome you on the official site of the ancient Torone Tower, located in the beautiful village of Forio on the island of Ischia. On this portal you will find all the information about the magnificent tower!

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The Torone Tower, also known as the Josephine Tower, is a historical symbol of Ischia. Read more …

Photo Gallery
View our photo gallery with the most beautiful photos of the Torone tower and its panoramic views.

guestsOur guest
The permanent guest of the tower is a barn owl, which for many years has chosen the tower as its summer residence.

“The refuge, defensive construction, and the only salvation of the island’s population from ruthless pirates is what all the nine towers of Ischia have always been. Nowadays, they have ceased to perform their original functions, and have become the symbol of the island. The Torone Tower, built out of tufa and surrounded by greenery, is situated  opposite the St. Vito Church in the village of Forio, and it is always attracting many tourists. There are also many stories and legends about this building!”