San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse

San Vito Lo Capo, Italy

San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse was built in 1859 under the period of the House of Bourbon who ruled the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The lighthouse consists of a white cylindrical tower, 38 metres high, with balcony and lantern, attached to the front seaside 1-storey white masonry keeper's house. The lantern, painted in grey metallic, is positioned at 45 metres above sea level and emits one white flash in a 5 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 19 nautical miles. Another light positioned at 12.5 metres emits a red flash on and off in a 4 seconds period. The lighthouse is completely automated.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1859
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Italy

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

User Reviews

Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Duino Castle

Duino Castle was built by the Wallsee family in 1389 on the cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. It replaced an older castle from the 11th century. Over time, the Wallsee family disappeared and the castle, after having been used as a prison, became the residence of the Luogar and Hofer.

At the end of the 19th century it became the property of Prince Alexander von Thurn und Taxis from the Czech branch of the House of Thurn and Taxis. It remains with the family to this day with his great-grandson Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, Duke of Castel Duino the current owner. The castle has been opened to the public as a museum and park.