Punta Pezzo

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Punta Pezzo is a point in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy. It is the closest point of Calabria to Sicily and is the northernmost point of the Calabrian side of the Strait of Messina, lying on the northern channel.


The coasts of this sea area are crossed by very strong currents and the topography of the beaches varies from year to year because of the very strong winter storms. It is located in the comune of Villa San Giovanni, about 13 km north of the capital.[1]

The point has a lighthouse, which consists of a 23 metre high conical tower with red and white stripes, built in the 1950s. The rotating optical lantern emits a green light every 15 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles (28 km). In exceptional cases, the light is yellow, and visible for 18 nautical miles (33 km).


  1. ^ Luigi Nostro, Notizie storiche e topografiche attorno a tutti i paesi del Cenideo, dall'antichissima Colonna Reggina sino alla più recente Villa San Giovanni, pgg. 15-19 (Italian)

Coordinates: 38°13′49″N 15°38′14″E / 38.23028°N 15.63722°E / 38.23028; 15.63722