Forte La Rocca Lighthouse

Forte La Rocca Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Forte La Rocca) is an active lighthouse located next to the tip of the promontory of the Argentario on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Forte La Rocca
Porto Ercole
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Forte La Rocca Lighthouse
LocationPorto Ercole
Coordinates42°23′24″N 11°12′45″E / 42.390067°N 11.212413°E / 42.390067; 11.212413Coordinates: 42°23′24″N 11°12′45″E / 42.390067°N 11.212413°E / 42.390067; 11.212413
Foundationmasonry base
Constructionmasonry tower
Height19 metres (62 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower, grey metallic lantern dome atop a fortification bastion
Power sourcemains electricity Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorMarina Militare[1][2]
Focal height91 metres (299 ft)
LensType TD 375
Focal length: 187,5 mm
Intensitymain: AL 1000 W
reserve: LABI 100 W
Rangemain: 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
reserve: 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
CharacteristicL Fl WR 7s.
Italy no.2172 E.F.


The lighthouse, built in 1862, consists of a cylindrical tower, 19 metres (62 ft) high, with balcony and lantern placed atop the south east bastion of a fortification built by the Aldobrandeschi in the mid 1400. The tower is covered by white mosaic tails made of wind and salt resistant material; the lantern dome is grey metallic. The light is positioned at 91 metres (299 ft) above sea level and emits a long white or red flash in a 7 seconds period, depending from the direction, visible up to a distance of 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated and managed by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2172 E.F.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Italy: Tuscany". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Porto Ercole". Marina Militare. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mappa dei fari Italiani". ARI Genova. Retrieved May 31, 2018.

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