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The Ligny Tower of Trapani in Sicily

Controlling the open sea from the Ligny Tower

I couldn’t miss the Ligny Tower in Trapani during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

The extreme point of the city of Trapani is occupied by the Ligny Tower, a coastal watchtower that was built in the 17th Century to save the city and the population from the attacks of the Barbary corsairs. 

I arrived to this tower on my first morning in Trapani, and I visited the museum and the top of the tower where you can have a magnificent view of the sea and of all the coast and the city. The controlling role of the building is so clear from the roof. And if now it is just a beautiful view, it gives me shivers the idea that in the past, soldiers up here were controlling the horizon to defend the city and the population. The destiny of so many people in their hands, or better in their eyes.

After some days, I had a great opportunity to come back to the tower during the ‘Mattinate FAI’, an event organized by Fondo Ambiente Italiano (a foundation that preserves heritage in Italy) together with the schools. Students had prepared a presentation about Trapani and its Greek mythology roots. Such a fascinating topic narrated with the energy of adolescence.  I love the idea that students take part in those activities. A sign that there is hope for the future through culture. Knowledge of the past, in my opinion is fundamental to build the future and teenagers should be in the first line in this!

Painting of the Ligny Tower of Trapani

Title of the painting ‘The Ligny Tower of Trapani in Sicily’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

Watercolor and ink on white paper

Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)

Shipped in a box

Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

Printed on white paper 300 gr, numbered 1 to 50 and signed

Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)

Shipped in a box

Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print

The Ligny Tower of Trapani

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It is available for sale, original and numbered prints. Please let me know which subject you are interested in.

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