Capo Vaticano

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Capo Vaticano Lighthouse
Capo Vaticano
Capo Vaticano is located in Calabria
Capo Vaticano
Location of Capo Vaticano in Calabria
Capo Vaticano is located in Italy
Capo Vaticano
Capo Vaticano (Italy)
LocationCapo Vaticano
Coordinates38°37′09.8″N 15°49′43.3″E / 38.619389°N 15.828694°E / 38.619389; 15.828694Coordinates: 38°37′09.8″N 15°49′43.3″E / 38.619389°N 15.828694°E / 38.619389; 15.828694

Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. The 'Cape' is formed by a particular white-gray granite, which is examined worldwide for its geologic characteristics.


Capo Vaticano Lighthouse in 2010

The maximum altitude of the cape is about 124 meters.

The coast of Capo Vaticano starts from the Tono bay of ends in Virgin Mary bay. The most suggestive bay near the Cape is Grotticelle, which divided into beaches.


The famous Venetian writer Giuseppe Berto made Capo Vaticano his home, after travelling throughout Italy. "Capo Vaticano", he wrote, "is called Vatican as a Roman hill: once priests and fortune tellers searched for the future basing their predictions on birds' flights. 200 meters over the Cape there is a rock called Mantineo and in ancient Greek it means: to communicate with God. The Cape was a holy place and now it is the same".


Capo Vaticano is considered the ideal place to have the climate suitable for growing the Red onions of Tropea.

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