3 Lighthouses to explore in Italy
Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.
The lighthouse of Punta Palascìa, also known as Capo d’Otranto is commonly known as the easternmost point of the Italian peninsula; the tip that extends into the Otranto Canal. Already in thePeutingerian table, the settlement is reported under the name of Ydrunte. The lighthouse stands not far from where, up to the 19th century, there was a watchtower built during the Middle Ages.
Punta della Penna beach is a little-known beauty and Abruzzo’s best-kept secret. Located in the nature reserve of Punta Aderci and surrounded by vineyards that roll back from the coast, it is a perfect powdery white beach that stretches out for kilometers, crystal-clear turquoise waters and boasting Blue Flag status. Utterly picturesque and one of the best beaches in all of Italy, it is a must for anyone who has found a vacation rental in Abruzzo.
Punta Penna Lighthouse is a lively lighthouse in Vasto, Italy. At a peak of 230 feet it's miles the 8th tallest "conventional lighthouse" in the international, and the 2nd tallest lighthouse in Italy after the Lantern of Genoa. It is placed on a strategically crucial spot in Via Madonna Della Penna on the port of Vasto. Built-in 1906, it has time and again been the problem of reconstruction. In 1944, the retreating German navy destroyed a part of the vintage lighthouse and it became demolished.