Torre San Giovanni

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For the tower in the Vatican City, see Saint John's Tower (Vatican City).
Torre San Giovanni lighthouse
LocationUgento, Italy Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates39°53′10″N 18°06′50″E / 39.88623°N 18.11378°E / 39.88623; 18.11378
Constructed1932 Edit this on Wikidata
Tower height22 m (72 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height24 m (79 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range15 nmi (28 km; 17 mi) (white), 11 nmi (20 km; 13 mi) (red) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicIso WR 4s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty no.E2174 Edit this on Wikidata
NGA no.113-10776
ARLHS no.ITA171 Edit this on Wikidata
Sunset on Torre San Giovanni sea

Torre San Giovanni is a frazione of the comune of Ugento, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. It is located on the south-western coast of the Salento peninsula, facing the Ionian Sea.


Rock formations by the sea in Torre San Giovanni

In the past it hosted an important Roman harbour and a relevant trade centre, as archeological discoveries testify.[1][2]

The octagonal tower devoted to San Giovanni was built in 1565 and is located on a tiny peninsula which once surrounded the small port. Inside the tower there is a fresco painted by San Giovanni. On top of the tower there is a lighthouse.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ugento,
  2. ^ "Frazione di Torre San Giovanni".

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Coordinates: 39°53′25″N 18°06′45″E / 39.89028°N 18.11250°E / 39.89028; 18.11250