Capo Palinuro Lighthouse

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Capo Palinuro
Capo palinuro nuvole.jpg
A view of Capo Palinuro with the lighthouse on the top
Capo Palinuro is located in Campania
Capo Palinuro
Capo Palinuro
Capo Palinuro is located in Italy
Capo Palinuro
Capo Palinuro
Capo Palinuro (Italy)
LocationCapo Palinuro
Coordinates40°01′28″N 15°16′27″E / 40.024583°N 15.274083°E / 40.024583; 15.274083Coordinates: 40°01′28″N 15°16′27″E / 40.024583°N 15.274083°E / 40.024583; 15.274083
Year first constructed1870
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapeoctagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern atop a 2-storey keeper’s house
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height206 metres (676 ft)
Current lensType OR 500
Focal length: 250 mm
Light sourcemains power
Rangemain: 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
reserve: 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 15s.
Admiralty numberE1470
NGA number9652
ARLHS numberITA-089
Italy number2668 E.F.
Managing agentParco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni[1][2]

Capo Palinuro Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo Palinuro) is an active lighthouse located in the south-western Italy, roughly 40 miles (64 km) south-west of Salerno, in the southern part of Cilento.


The lighthouse was built in 1870 and consists of a white octagonal prism tower, 14 feet (4.3 m) high, with balcony and lantern, rising from a 2-storey white keeper's house. The lantern, painted in grey metallic, is positioned at 206 metres (676 ft) above sea level and emits three white flashes in a 15 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated, powered by a solar unit and is operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2668 E.F. [2]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Italy: Campania and Lazio". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Capo Palinuro". Marina Militare. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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