The Mysteries of Italy's Ancient Torries are Revealed in Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy
This film is the true story of the thousands of torries built along the coast of Italy, each one in view of the other, to protect the villages from invasion of armies and marauding pirates roaming the Mediterranean Sea.
These watchtowers are situated in some of the most beautiful and spectacular places on the planet, and have survived attacks by man and nature for thousands of years.
The film takes the viewer over centuries of time through the eyes of the Vigili of the towers and the ferocious line of “Saracen Pirates.”
Re-enactments of the life of the Vigili in the Torres and pirate attacks are based on historical accounts.
Many of the locations with the most dramatic and beautiful surroundings and the most interesting Torre history are featured.
Until now, the fascinating and exciting story of the Torres had never been told and was unknown to the world!
The re-enactment of the attack on the town of Ispani was shot in Ispani, which has changed little since the 1500’s. Many of the local extras are decedents of survivors of pirate attacks.
Constellation.tv in association with the San Diego Christian Film Festival presents Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy Screening and Live Q&A with Director Tony Schweikle via webcast July 18, 7:00pm EDT