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Capo Passero Lighthouse

Capo Passero Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo Passero) is an active lighthouse located on the Isola di Capo Passero, the extreme south-eastern tip of Sicily.

Capo Passero
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Capo Passero Lighthouse
Capo Passero is located in Sicily
Capo Passero
Capo Passero
Capo Passero is located in Italy
Capo Passero
Capo Passero
Capo Passero (Italy)
Location Isola di Capo Passero
Portopalo di Capo Passero
Coordinates 36°41′19″N 15°09′06″E / 36.688627°N 15.151623°E / 36.688627; 15.151623Coordinates: 36°41′19″N 15°09′06″E / 36.688627°N 15.151623°E / 36.688627; 15.151623
Year first constructed 1871
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern atop a massive fort
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 39 metres (128 ft)
Current lens Type OF
Light source solar power
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number E1884
NGA number 10228
ARLHS number ITA-060
Italy number 2922 E.F.
Managing agent Marina Militare[1][2]



The lighthouse was built in 1871 and consists of a white cylindrical tower, 11 feet (3.4 m) high, with balcony and lantern, mounted on the north-east corner of a large fort. The lantern, painted in grey metallic, is positioned at 39 metres (128 ft) above sea level and emits two white flashes in a 10 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated, powered by a solar unit and is operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2922 E.F. [2]

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  1. ^ "Lighthouses of Italy: Eastern Sicily". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Capo Passero". Marina Militare. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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