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Punta Carena Lighthouse

Punta Carena is situated on the far south-west of the island of Capri, on the Limmo peninsula, the name of which derives from the latin limen meaning boundary. Behind Carena point looms the precipice of the Migliera, lined with defense walls built by the British at the start of the eighteen hundreds in order to protect Capri from invasion.

The lighthouse, an octagonal tower erected about a hundred and fifty years ago, in 1866, is among the most important in the Tyrrhenian sea, and second only to that of Genoa as far as lighting capacity is concerned. The sea bed around Punta Carena descends extremely rapidly and at just half a kilometer from the coast already registers a depth of circa 600 meters.

In summer a number of bathing establishments open here, all built on comfortable terraces, with iron steps providing access to the waters. Punta Carena has become a highly fashionable placein which to enjoy a day by the sea. In the summer months the resort stays open until late in the evening, often with live musical entertainment.

Faro di Punta Carena

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