Portofino Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Portofino

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The Portofino Lighthouse, known as the Faro di Portofino in Italian, operates as an active beacon situated in Portofino within the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, in northern Italy. It graces the western tip of the peninsula in the Gulf of Tigullio.

Description: Constructed in the year 1917, this lighthouse features a white, rectangular tower standing at a height of 12 feet (3.7 m). It is adorned with a balcony and lantern, which is connected to a two-story white keeper’s residence. The lantern, painted in a grey metallic hue, is positioned 40 metres (130 ft) above sea level and emits a single white flash every 5 seconds. This luminous signal is visible at distances of up to 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi). The lighthouse operates in a fully automated manner, drawing power from a solar unit. It is managed by the Marina Militare under the identification code number 1675 E.F.

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Visiting Portofino Lighthouse

Address: Portofino Lighthouse, Via alla Penisola, Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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