Punta Pezzo is a point in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy. It is the closest point of Calabria to Sicily and is the northernmost point of the Calabrian side of the Strait of Messina, lying on the northern channel.
The coasts of this sea area are crossed by very strong currents and the topography of the beaches varies from year to year because of the very strong winter storms. It is located in the comune of Villa San Giovanni, about 13 km north of Reggio Calabria.
Punta Pezzo Lighthouse
|Location||Villa San Giovanni
|Year first constructed||1883 (first)|
|Year first lit||1953 (current)|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower with red horizontal bands|
|Height||23 metres (75 ft)|
|Focal height||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Light source||mains power|
|Range||main: 23 nautical miles (43 km; 26 mi)
reserve: 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi)
|Characteristic||Fl (3) R 15s.|
|Italy number||2720 E.F|
|Managing agent||Marina Militare|
Punta Pezzo Lighthouse consists of a 23 metre high cylindrical tower with red and white horizontal stripes, built in the 1953. The rotating optical lantern emits a red light every 15 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles (43 km; 26 mi). In exceptional cases, the light is yellow, and visible for 18 nautical miles (33 km).
- Luigi Nostro, Notizie storiche e topografiche attorno a tutti i paesi del Cenideo, dall'antichissima Colonna Reggina sino alla più recente Villa San Giovanni, pgg. 15-19 (Italian)
- Faro di Punta Pezzo Marina Militare
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Calabria and Basilicata". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
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