Punta Carena Lighthouse

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Punta Carena Lighthouse
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Punta Carena Lighthouse
Punta Carena Lighthouse is located in Campania
Punta Carena Lighthouse
Location Capri
Coordinates 40°32′10″N 14°11′56″E / 40.53611°N 14.19889°E / 40.53611; 14.19889Coordinates: 40°32′10″N 14°11′56″E / 40.53611°N 14.19889°E / 40.53611; 14.19889
Year first constructed 1867
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape octagonal tower on a two-story keeper's house
Markings / pattern white and red vertical stripes tower, white lantern, grey lantern dome
Height 28 metres (92 ft)
Focal height 73 metres (240 ft)
Current lens 2nd order Fresnel lens
Light source mains power
Range 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 3s.
Admiralty number E1706
NGA number 9572
ARLHS number ITA-124
Italy number 2612 E.F[1]
Managing agent Marina 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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