Punta Carena Lighthouse

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Punta Carena
Punta Carena Lighthouse.jpg
Punta Carena Lighthouse
Punta Carena is located in Campania
Punta Carena
Punta Carena
Punta Carena is located in Italy
Punta Carena
Punta Carena
Punta Carena (Italy)
Coordinates40°32′11″N 14°11′56″E / 40.536294°N 14.198809°E / 40.536294; 14.198809Coordinates: 40°32′11″N 14°11′56″E / 40.536294°N 14.198809°E / 40.536294; 14.198809
Year first constructed1867
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapeoctagonal tower on a two-story keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite and red vertical stripes tower, white lantern, grey lantern dome
Tower height28 metres (92 ft)
Focal height73 metres (240 ft)
Current lens2nd order Fresnel lens
Light sourcemains power
Intensitymain: AL 1000 W
reserve: LABI 100 W
Rangemain: 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
reserve: 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 3s.
Admiralty numberE1706
NGA number9572
ARLHS numberITA-124
Italy number2612 E.F[1]
Managing agentMarina Militare

Punta Carena Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Punta Carena) is an active lighthouse, located on the island of Capri on the head of the same name, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Anacapri. The lighthouse has been active since 1867; its construction began in 1862.


Location of Punta Carena Lighthouse at the South-West tip of Capri

It consists of an octagonal prism brick tower with lantern and gallery, above a two-story building. The lighthouse was repainted recently[when?] and is now white with red vertical stripes, and the keeper's house in red.

The lighthouse has a rotating view that emits white light flashes every 3 seconds. The focal plane is located at 73 meters above sea level. The lighthouse has a range of 25 nautical miles (about 46 km), and is therefore defined as an offshore lighthouse. It is a 28 m (92 ft) octagonal masonry tower on a two-story house.[2]

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  1. ^ Faro di Punta Carena Marina Militare
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Italy: Campania and Lazio". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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