Punta Carena Lighthouse

Punta Carena Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Punta Carena) is an active lighthouse, located on the island of Capri on the head of the same name, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Anacapri. The lighthouse has been active since 1867; its construction began in 1862.

Punta Carena
Punta Carena Lighthouse
Punta Carena
Punta Carena
Punta Carena (Italy)
Coordinates40°32′11″N 14°11′56″E
Year first constructed1867
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapeoctagonal tower on a two-story keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite and red vertical stripes tower, white lantern, grey lantern dome
Tower height28 metres (92 ft)
Focal height73 metres (240 ft)
Current lens2nd order Fresnel lens
Light sourcemains power
Intensitymain: AL 1000 W
reserve: LABI 100 W
Rangemain: 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
reserve: 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 3s.
Admiralty numberE1706
NGA number9572
ARLHS numberITA-124
Italy number2612 E.F[1]
Managing agentMarina Militare


It consists of an octagonal prism brick tower with lantern and gallery, above a two-story building. The lighthouse was repainted recently and is now white with red vertical stripes, and the keeper's house in red.

The lighthouse has a rotating view that emits white light flashes every 3 seconds. The focal plane is located at 73 meters above sea level. The lighthouse has a range of 25 nautical miles (about 46 km), and is therefore defined as an offshore lighthouse. It is a 28 m (92 ft) octagonal masonry tower on a two-story house.[2]

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