6 Lighthouses to explore in Italy
Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.
The Punta Tagliamento lighthouse is located in Bibione, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tagliamento river, in the municipality of San Michele al Tagliamento, in the metropolitan city of Venice. Immersed in the naturalistic area of Punta Tagliamento, the lighthouse can be reached on foot or by bicycle. Behind the 25-meter high truncated cone lantern stands a two-story rectangular building.
The Vittoria lighthouse is located in Trieste and was built between January 15, 1923, and May 24, 1927, by the Italian architect Arduino Berlam . In addition to fulfilling the functions of a lighthouse for navigation, illuminating the Gulf of Trieste, it also performs the functions of a commemorative monument in honor of the fallen of the sea during the First World War, as evidenced by the inscription placed at its base.
The Lanterna di Genova is the port lighthouse of the capital of Liguria, the city once called the Superb or Dominant of the seas. In addition to being an indispensable tool for the nocturnal navigation of ships entering and leaving the port, the Lantern is also the city's symbolic monument, almost a totem to Genoese life, and as such is part of the history of the city. The building consists of a tower on two orders of square section with a terrace at the top of each order.
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.