Isola della Bocca Lighthouse

Isola della Bocca Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Isola della Bocca) is an active lighthouse located on a small islet, at the southern entrance of the outer Port of Olbia, 250 metres (820 ft) from the mainland, in the municipality of Olbia on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Isola della Bocca
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Isola della Bocca Lighthouse
LocationIsola della Bocca
Coordinates40°55′14″N 9°34′01″E / 40.920528°N 9.566861°E / 40.920528; 9.566861Coordinates: 40°55′14″N 9°34′01″E / 40.920528°N 9.566861°E / 40.920528; 9.566861
Foundationmasonry base
Constructionmasonry tower
Height22 metres (72 ft)
Shapequadrangular tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower and lantern, grey metallic lantern dome
OperatorMarina Militare[1][2]
Fog signalno
Focal height24 metres (79 ft)
LensType TD 375
Focal length: 187,5mm
Light sourcemains power
Intensitymain: AL 1000 W
reserve: LABI 100 W
Rangemain: 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
reserve: 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
CharacteristicL Fl W 5s.
(temporary inactive)
Italy no.1170 E.F.


The lighthouse was built in 1887 and consists of a masonry quadrangular tower, 22 metres (72 ft) high, with balcony and lantern atop the seaside of the keeper's house. The tower and the lantern are painted white and the lantern dome in grey metallic. The light is positioned at 24 metres (79 ft) above sea level and emits one white long flash in a 5 seconds period visible up to a distance of 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi); at the moment (March 2018) the lighthouse is temporary inactive. The lighthouse is completely automated and managed by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 1170 E.F.[2]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Italy: Northern Sardinia (Sardegna)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Isola della Bocca". Marina Militare. Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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