In Italian, faraglioni (pronounced [faraʎˈʎoːni]; Neapolitan: faragliune [faraʝˈʝuːnə]; singular faraglione in both languages) are stacks, a coastal and oceanic rock formation eroded by waves.

Faraglioni di Scopello, in the north coast of Castellammare del Golfo.
Faraglioni in Zagare Bay, Gargano National Park, Apulia.

The word may be derived from the Greek pháros or Latin pharus ("lighthouse") and is cognate with the Spanish farallón.[1]

They are found at the coasts of several regions of Italy:

Apulia FaraglioniEdit

In the Apulia region, faraglioni are found at the Salento Adriatico Faraglioni Due Sorelle In Torre Dell’Orso And Faraglioni Di Sant’Andrea.Gargano Peninsula, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Two are in Zagare Bay near Mattinata, protected within Gargano National Park and

Capri faraglioniEdit

In the Campania region, there are three famous faraglioni in the Bay of Naples, off the island of Capri. Part of the Campanian Archipelago, they are named:

  • Stella, connected to the island, 109 metres (358 ft).
  • Mezzo, 82 metres (269 ft).
  • Scopolo (or Fuori), 106 metres (348 ft). The blue lizard lucertola azzurra (Podarcis siculus coeruleus) is endemic to this faraglione.

See alsoEdit



  • "Capri - Faraglioni". Capri Online. Retrieved 2010-10-08.

Coordinates: 40°32′31″N 14°15′11″E / 40.54194°N 14.25306°E / 40.54194; 14.25306