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The Lighthouse of Santa Maria di Leuca

  • 73040 Leuca LE, Italia
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The lighthouse, which rises up to 47 meters above the ground and 102 meters above sea level, offers the possibility, through a spiral staircase of 254 steps, to climb up to the circular terrace. It often happens that on particularly clear days you can see Corfu and the Acrocerauni mountains. The lantern, with a diameter of 3 meters, resting on an octagonal tower and on a 2-storey building, is equipped with 16 lenses, 6 of which are free and 10 obscured, which project beams of white light visible up to 50 km away, alternating with beams of red light that signal to sailors the dangerous shoals of the sea of Ugento. Since 1940, the beacon has also provided an international service by issuing a signal every 4 hours in clear weather and every 4 minutes in foggy weather.

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