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Cape Palinuro

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Construction  masonry tower
Height  14 metres (46 ft)
Year first constructed  1870
Markings / pattern  white tower
Focal height  206 metres (676 ft)
Cape Palinuro httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  Capo Palinuro Palinuro Campania Italy
Tower shape  octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern atop a 2-storey keeper’s house

Cape Palinuro (Italian : Capo Palinuro) is located in southwestern Italy, approximately 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Salerno, in southern part of Cilento region. It is supposedly named after Palinurus, the helmsman of Aeneas' ship in Virgil's Aeneid.

Geography

Northern side of the cape is the location of Palinuro, a touristic hamlet of Centola. Southern side faces in the Gulf of Policastro, and is far 6 km from Marina di Camerota.

References

Cape Palinuro Wikipedia


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