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Faraglioni, seen from southern coast of Capri.
Faraglioni in Zagare Bay, Gargano National Park, Apulia.

Faraglioni is the Italian language term used to refer to stacks, a coastal and oceanic rock formation. They are formed by erosion from ocean waves.

They are found at the coasts of several regions of Italy.

Gargano faraglioni[edit]

In the Apulia region faraglioni are found at the Gargano Peninsula, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Two are in Zagare Bay near Mattinata, protected within Gargano National Park.

Capri faraglioni[edit]

In the Campania region, there are three "famous" faraglioni located in the Bay of Naples, off the island of Capri. The have been named:

  • Stella, connected to the island, 109 m.
  • Mezzo, 82 m.
  • Scopolo (or Fuori), 106 m.

The Blue-tinted lizard (Lacerta viridens faraglionesis) is endemic to Scopolo.

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Coordinates: 40°32′31″N 14°15′11″E / 40.54194°N 14.25306°E / 40.54194; 14.25306