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Cape Miseno

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Year first lit  1950s (current)
Markings / pattern  white tower
Year first constructed  1856
Construction  masonry tower
Height  12 metres (39 ft)
Cape Miseno httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  Capo Miseno Bacoli Campania Italy
Tower shape  cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern attached to the seaward corner of a 2-storey keeper’s house
Similar  Castello Aragonese, Lucrinus Lacus, Phlegraean Fields, Lake Avernus, Fusaro Lake

Cape miseno


Cape Miseno (Italian: Capo Miseno, Latin: Misenum, Ancient Greek: Μισήνον) is the headland that marks the northwestern limit of the Gulf of Naples as well as the Bay of Pozzuoli in southern Italy. The cape is directly across from the island of Procida and is named for Misenus, a character in Virgil's Aeneid.

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Map of Faro Capo Miseno, Via Faro, 80070 Bacoli NA, Italy

History

Historically, the cape was important to the Romans since it was a natural shelter for passage into the inner harbor of Portus Julius, the home port for the Roman western imperial fleet. Mythologically, important sections of the Aeneid play out in the Gulf of Naples: This is where Aeneas' comrade, Misenus, master of the sea-horn — the conch-shell — made "the waves ring" with his music and challenged the sea-god Triton to musical battle. He was dashed into the sea and killed by "jealous Triton". Then:

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Cape Miseno Wikipedia


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