Punta Torre Canne Lighthouse

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Punta Torre Canne
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Punta Torre Canne is located in Apulia
Punta Torre Canne
Punta Torre Canne
Punta Torre Canne is located in Italy
Punta Torre Canne
Punta Torre Canne
Punta Torre Canne (Italy)
LocationPunta Torre Canne
Coordinates40°50′31″N 17°28′08″E / 40.841889°N 17.468889°E / 40.841889; 17.468889Coordinates: 40°50′31″N 17°28′08″E / 40.841889°N 17.468889°E / 40.841889; 17.468889
Year first constructed1929
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapetapered octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern attached to 1-storey keeper’s house
Markings / patternwhite tower, metallic grey lantern dome
Tower height32 metres (105 ft)
Focal height35 metres (115 ft)
Current lenstype OR 500
focal length: 250 mm
Light sourcemains power
Rangemain: 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
reserve: 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty numberE2222
NGA number10856
ARLHS numberITA-150
Italy number3688 E.F.
Managing agentMarina Militare[1][2]

Punta Torre Canne Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Punta Torre Canne) is an active lighthouse in the homonymous village in the municipality of Fasano. The place takes the name from an ancient coastal tower built in the 16th century to protect the coast from the Turks, and from the presence of giant cane.


The lighthouse was built in 1929 in concrete and has a tapered octagonal prism with balcony and lantern attached to 1-storey keeper's house; the tower and the building are white painted. The tower is 32 metres (105 ft) high and the lantern is positioned at a height of 35 metres (115 ft) above sea level. The lantern emits two white flashes in a ten seconds period visible up to 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi). The light is fully automated and managed by Marina Militare identified by the Country code number 3688 E.F.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Scoglio Torre della Scuola". Marina Militare. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lighthouses of Italy: Southern Puglia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 2, 2018.

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