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Melendugno is located in Italy
Location of in Italy
Coordinates: 40°16′N 18°20′E / 40.267°N 18.333°E / 40.267; 18.333Coordinates: 40°16′N 18°20′E / 40.267°N 18.333°E / 40.267; 18.333
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Lecce (LE)

Borgagne, Roca Vecchia, San Foca, Torre dell'Orso, Torre Sant'Andrea, Torre Saracena

Torre Specchia
 • Mayor Marco Potì
 • Total 91 km2 (35 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total 9,924
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Melendugnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73026
Dialing code 0832
Patron saint San Niceta
Saint day Second Sunday in September
Website Official website
Torre Sant'Andrea di Missipezza Lighthouse
Torre Sant'Andrea di Missipezza Lighthouse
Melendugno is located in Apulia
Location Torre Sant'Andrea
Coordinates 40°15′19.0″N 18°26′42.0″E / 40.255278°N 18.445000°E / 40.255278; 18.445000
Year first constructed 1932
Construction masonry building
Tower shape square prism building with lantern atop
Markings / pattern seaward side painted in black and white checkerboard pattern, metallic grey lantern dome
Height 16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height 24 metres (79 ft)
Current lens type TD
Light source mains power
Intensity 1,000 w
Range main: 15 kilometres (9.3 mi)
reserve: 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) WR 7s.
Admiralty number E2188
NGA number 10800
ARLHS number ITA-170
Italy number 3608 E.F.
Managing agent Marina Militare[2][3]

Melendugno is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

It is known for its marine, which are bathing beaches on the Adriatic Sea: Roca Vecchia, San Foca, Torre dell'Orso and Torre Sant'Andrea, which were awarded the Blue Flag beach prize for the water quality. Melendugno also includes the frazione of Borgagne.

Torre Sant'Andrea di Missipezza Lighthouse[edit]

Torre Sant'Andrea di Missipezza Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Torre Sant'Andrea di Missipezza) is an active lighthouse in the frazione of Torre Sant'Andrea in the municipality of Melendugno. The lantern is placed atop a massive masonry old defence tower with the seaward side painted with white and black checkerboard pattern, the other three sides are painted in white. The lighthouse was activated in 1932 and is 16 metres (52 ft) high; the lantern is positioned at an height of 24 metres (79 ft) above sea level. The lighthouse is fully automated and operated by the Lighthouses Service of Marina Militare, identified by the Country code number 3688 E.F. The light emits two white or red flashes, depending on direction, in a seven seconds period visible up to 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi).[3]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Demo Istat Retrieved 20 August 2016
  2. ^ Torre Sant'Andrea The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 20 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Torre Sant'Andrea di Missipezza Marina Militare. Retrieved 20 August 2016

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