Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lighthouse of the Week, August 2-8, 2015: Faro di Piave, Italy

On the coast of the Adriatic Sea, near Venice, is the Lido Beach.  North of the famous Lido is the Lido di Jesolo,  There are lighthouses on the Lido di Jesolo.  One of them is the Faro di Piave.

Click on this to see where it is.

It's a black-and-white stripe tower, quite tall, and quite prominent.

UNC says:

"1950 (station established 1853). Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); four white flashes every 20 s. 48 m (157 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 3-story harbor control building. Lighthouse painted with gray and white horizontal bands.

The building at the base of the lighthouse is the harbor master's office for Venice. The original lighthouse was destroyed by German troops during World War II. Located on the west side of the Sile River entrance, about 11 km (7 mi) east of the Porto di Lido."
Here are four good pictures of it:

by Giacomo Lazzarini

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