Port of Levanzo
Location in Italy
|Coordinates: IT 38°00′N 12°20′E / 38.000°N 12.333°ECoordinates: IT 38°00′N 12°20′E / 38.000°N 12.333°E|
|• Total||5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||278 m (912 ft)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
Capo Grosso Lighthouse
|Coordinates||38°01′13.3″N 12°20′03.0″E / 38.020361°N 12.334167°E|
|Year first constructed||1858|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern atop a 1-storey keeper’s house|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, grey lantern dome|
|Height||12 metres (39 ft)|
|Focal height||68 metres (223 ft)|
type TD 800|
focal length 400 mm
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (3) W 15s.|
|ARLHS number||ITA- 208|
|Italy number||3120.3 E.F.|
|Managing agent||Marina Militare|
Levanzo (Sicilian: Lèvanzu) is the smallest of the three main Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy. It forms a part of the municipality (comune) of Favignana in the Province of Trapani.
Levanzo has an area of 5.82 square kilometres (2.25 sq mi). The highest point is Pizzo Monaco with a height of 278 metres (912 feet). The island has about 450 inhabitants, who are concentrated around a tiny port, that gives little shelter from storms.
The ancient name of the island was "Phorbantia" which is a sort of plants growing there.
Capo Grosso Lighthouse
The lighthouse was built in 1858 in concrete and has a cylindrical shape with balcony and lantern atop a 1-storey keeper’s house. The tower is 12 metres (39 ft) high and the lantern is positioned at an height of 68 metres (223 ft) above sea level. The light is fully automated and operated by Marina Militare identified by the Country code number 3120.3 E.F. The lighthouse has a solar power unit and emits an alternating three white flashes in a fifteen seconds period visible up to 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi).
The keeper’s house is no longer inhabited and it is in ruin; on October 12, 2015 the Agenzia del Demanio, who run the State ownership buildings, decided to give it in concession to private. The lighthouse has been awarded to a company that deals with investments in the Hotel sector with the intention of transforming the keeper’s house in a six-room resort.
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