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Ancona Lighthouse (Faro di Colle Cappuccini)

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Location  Ancona Marche Italy
Deactivated  1965 (first)
Province  Province of Ancona
Year first lit  1965 (current)
Construction  concrete tower
Year first constructed  1860
Ancona Lighthouse (Faro di Colle Cappuccini)
Tower shape  square parallelepiped tower with double balcony
Markings / pattern  white and grey vertical stripes, grey lantern
Address  -50,, Via Ospizio, 20, 60121 Ancona, Italy
Similar  Forte Cardeto, Impianto pubblico di risalita, San Francesco alle Scale, Arco Clementino, Fountain of Calamo or of 13 Can

Ancona Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Ancona) is a lighthouse in Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. It is placed on the hill named Colle dei Cappuccini, from which takes the name, about 119.5 metres from the old lighthouse deactivated in 1965.

History

The old lighthouse was built for will of Pope Pius IX when the region was under the Papal States in 1860. It was a cylindrical tower in red bricks built on a quadrangular basement; it had the focal height at 123.82 feet (37.74 m) metres above sea level and emitted a white flashing light every 45 seconds.

The current lighthouse was built in 1971, it is a square base tower in concrete 15 metres high with double balcony ad lantern. The lighthouse is fully automated, operated by Marina Militare and emits four white flashes every 30 seconds visible up to 25 nautical miles.

References

Ancona Lighthouse (Faro di Colle Cappuccini) Wikipedia


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