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Punta Varo Lighthouse
Zannone is located in Lazio
Location Punta Varo
Coordinates 40°57′56.0″N 13°02′56.5″E / 40.965556°N 13.049028°E / 40.965556; 13.049028
Year first constructed 1884
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern atop 1-storey keeper’s house
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metalli lantern dome
Height 13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height 37 metres (121 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 10s.
Admiralty number E1577
NGA number 9216
ARLHS number ITA-210
Italy number 2262 E.F.
Managing agent Marina Militare[1][2]

Zannone is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy, and is part of the Pontine Islands, administratively in the comune of Ponza. The entire island is about 1 square kilometre (0.4 square miles) in size and about 10 km (6 mi) from Ponza Island.[3]

Zannone and the Pontine Islands

It is part of the Circeo National Park because of its beauty and several rare biomes. The island is uninhabited but supervised by the Forestry Service, which maintains a station and small educational exhibit on top of Monte Pellegrino, the highest point on the island. There are also ruins of a Benedictine convent dating to the 13th century. However, there are no tourist facilities and camping or overnight stays are prohibited although no special permit is required to visit the island.[3]

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  1. ^ Campania an Lazio The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 15 December 2016
  2. ^ Isola di Zannone Marina Militare. Retrieved 15 December 2016
  3. ^ a b Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 40°58′N 13°3′E / 40.967°N 13.050°E / 40.967; 13.050