Capo Circeo Lighthouse

Capo Circeo Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo Circeo) is an active lighthouse in Lazio, Italy, located on Punto, about 3 kilometres west of San Felice Circeo.

Capo Circeo
Capo Circeo lighthouse
Capo Circeo
Capo Circeo
Capo Circeo (Italy)
LocationSan Felice Circeo
Coordinates41°13′20″N 13°04′07″E
Year first constructed1866
Foundationoctagonal prism basement
Tower shapecylindrical tower with gallery and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Tower height18 metres (59 ft)
Focal height38 metres (125 ft)[1]
Current lensType OR S3
Light sourcemains power
Intensitymain: AL 1000 W
LABI 100 W
Rangemain: 23 nautical miles (43 km; 26 mi)
reserve: 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFI W 5s.
Admiralty numberEF2315
NGA number9264
ARLHS numberITA-105
Italy number2258 E.F
Managing agentMarina Militare[2]


The lighthouse has been active since 1866, and was built under the pontificate of Pope Pius IX. The lighthouse is composed of a keeper's house with an adjacent tower 18 metres high.[3]

The lighthouse has a rotating view that emits flashes of white light every 5 seconds. The height of the focal plane above sea level is about 38 metres. The lighthouse has a rated capacity of 23 nautical miles (43 km). It is part of the Command Area Lighthouses of the Navy based in Naples, which deals with all the lights of the southern Tyrrhenian Sea.

See also


  1. Lighthouses of Italy
  2. "Capo Circeo". Marina Militare. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Italy: Campania and Lazio". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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