Monte Poro Lighthouse

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Monte Poro
Faro di capo Poro.jpg
Monte Poro Lighthouse
Monte Poro is located in Tuscany
Monte Poro
Monte Poro
Monte Poro is located in Italy
Monte Poro
Monte Poro
Monte Poro (Italy)
LocationMarina di Campo
Coordinates42°43′40″N 10°14′15″E / 42.727822°N 10.237489°E / 42.727822; 10.237489Coordinates: 42°43′40″N 10°14′15″E / 42.727822°N 10.237489°E / 42.727822; 10.237489
Year first constructed1968
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, grey metallic lantern roof
Tower height2 metres (6.6 ft)
Focal height160 metres (520 ft)
Current lensType OF 375
Focal length: 187,5 mm
Light sourcemains power
IntensityMaxiHalo-60 EFF
Rangemain: 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
reserve: 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Fog signalno
Admiralty numberE1438
NGA number8952
ARLHS numberITA-295
Italy number2054 E.F.
Managing agentArcipelago Toscano National Park[1][2]

Monte Poro Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Monte Poro) is an active lighthouse located on the summit of Monte Poro, in the south western part of Elba on the Tyrrhenian Sea, a region covered by Macchia Mediterranea. The place was of some strategic interest during World War II because close to the lighthouse are the ruins of a German position.


The lighthouse, built in 1968, consists of a cylindrical squat tower, 2 metres (6.6 ft) high, with lantern. The tower is mounted on a cylindrical equipment building similar to a pillbox because provided with a stepped embrasure. The equipment building and the tower are white, the lantern roof is grey metallic.

The light is positioned at 160 metres (520 ft) above sea level and emits a white flash in a 5 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated and managed by the Arcipelago Toscano National Park with the identification code number 2054 E.F.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Lighthouses of Italy: Toscana". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Monte Poro". Marina Militare. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mappa dei fari Italiani". ARI Genova. Retrieved June 2, 2018.

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