Girish Mahajan

Capo Vaticano

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Construction  masonry tower
Focal height  108 metres (354 ft)
Year first constructed  1885
Height  8 metres (26 ft)
Province  Province of Vibo Valentia
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Location  Capo Vaticano Ricadi Calabria Italy
Tower shape  cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  white tower, metallic grey lantern dome

Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. The 'Cape' is formed by a particular white-gray granite, which is examined worldwide for its geologic characteristics.


Map of 89866 Capo Vaticano, Province of Vibo Valentia, Italy


The maximum altitude of the cape is about 124 meters.

The coast of Capo Vaticano starts from the Tono bay of ends in Virgin Mary bay. The most suggestive bay near the Cape is Grotticelle, which divided into beaches.


The famous Venetian writer Giuseppe Berto made Capo Vaticano his home, after travelling throughout Italy. "Capo Vaticano", he wrote, "is called Vatican as a Roman hill: once priests and fortune tellers searched for the future basing their predictions on birds' flights. 200 meters over the Cape there is a rock called Mantineo and in ancient Greek it means: to communicate with God. The Cape was a holy place and now it is the same".


Capo Vaticano is considered as having the ideal climate for growing Red onions from Tropea.


Capo Vaticano Wikipedia

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