Punta Secca

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Punta Secca
Skyline of Punta Secca
Nickname(s): A sicca
Coordinates: 36°47′16″N 14°29′34″E / 36.78778°N 14.49278°E / 36.78778; 14.49278Coordinates: 36°47′16″N 14°29′34″E / 36.78778°N 14.49278°E / 36.78778; 14.49278
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Ragusa
Founded 5th century AC
Elevation 5 m (15 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal codes 97017
Area code(s) 0932

Punta Secca is a small fishing village, a frazione in the Santa Croce Camerina comune, in Ragusa province, Sicily. The village has a lighthouse, a small port and an old watchtower, the Torre Scalambri. The tower dates from the 16th century and is next to the harbour.

In popular culture[edit]

The town has gained renown as the fictional "Marinella" in the RAI television series Inspector Montalbano, adapted from Andrea Camilleri's "Inspector Montalbano" books. Many scenes with Montalbano's fictional home are set in a house that backs on to the beach from where he swims each day.

Montalbano's house in the fictional "Marinella", actually in Punta Secca

Capo Scaramia lighthouse[edit]

Capo Scaramia Lighthouse
Faro Punta Secca.jpg
Capo Scaramia Lighthouse
Punta Secca is located in Sicily
Punta Secca
Location Punta Secca
Coordinates 36°47′14.4″N 14°29′38.5″E / 36.787333°N 14.494028°E / 36.787333; 14.494028
Year first constructed 1859 (first)
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Height 34 metres (112 ft)
Focal height 37 metres (121 ft)
Current lens Type OF 500
Light source mains power
Intensity 1000 W
Range main: 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
reserve: 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 8s.
Admiralty number E1896
NGA number 10184
ARLHS number ITA-042
Italy number 2942 E.F.
Managing agent Marina Militare[1][2]

Capo Scaramia lighthouse was built in 1859 and is 35m high. It is visible for 206°, from 318° to 112°.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Eastern Sicily The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 15 December 2016
  2. ^ Capo Scaramia Marina Militare. Retrieved 15 December 2016

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