Capo d'Anzio Lighthouse

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Capo d'Anzio Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo d'Anzio) is an active lighthouse located on the same name Cape on a rocky cliff overlooking the ruins of Nero's villa, close to the town of Anzio, Lazio on the Tyrrhenian Sea.


The construction of the lighthouse began in 1860 by the will of Pope Pius IX but the works ended six years later, in 1866, as it is remembered in a plaque outside the building. The current lighthouse consists of a tower, 21 feet (6.4 m) high, with balcony and lantern, rising from a white keeper's house. The lantern, painted in white and the dome in grey metallic, is positioned at 37 metres (121 ft) above sea level and emits two white flashes in a 10 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated and operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 2246 E.F.
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