Cape Palinuro

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Coordinates: 40°01′35″N 15°16′30″E / 40.02639°N 15.27500°E / 40.02639; 15.27500

Capo Palinuro Lighthouse
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A view of Capo Palinuro with the lighthouse on the top
Cape Palinuro is located in Campania
Cape Palinuro
Location Capo Palinuro
Coordinates 40°01′28.5″N 15°16′26.7″E / 40.024583°N 15.274083°E / 40.024583; 15.274083
Year first constructed 1870
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern atop a 2-storey keeper’s house
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height 206 metres (676 ft)
Current lens type OR 500
focal length 250 mm
Light source mains power
Range main: 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
reserve: 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 15s.
Admiralty number E1470
NGA number 9652
ARLHS number ITA-089
Italy number 2668 E.F.
Managing agent

Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni [1]


Cape Palinuro (Italian : Capo Palinuro) is located in southwestern Italy, approximately 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Salerno, in southern part of Cilento region. It is supposedly named after Palinurus, the helmsman of Aeneas' ship in Virgil's Aeneid.[3]


Cape Palinuro

Northern side of the cape is the location of Palinuro, a touristic hamlet of Centola. Southern side faces in the Gulf of Policastro, and is far 6 km from Marina di Camerota.

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  1. ^ Capo Palinuro The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 6 August 2016
  2. ^ Capo Palinuro Marina Militare. Retrieved 6 August 2016
  3. ^ Virgil Aeneid, ed. and trans. Dryden, John Perseus Project Retrieved on 1 February 2011.

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