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The promontory, the beaches and the lighthouse of Capo Vaticano

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Capo Vaticano to the discovery of the lighthouse

The majestic promontory of Capo Vaticano is the extreme offshoot of the plateau Poro, Appendix vibonese Calabrian Apennines, reaching a maximum height of 124 meters above sea level.

Made of a special granite, white-gray, studied all over the world for its geological, Capo Vaticano stretch out into the Tyrrhenian Sea, in front of the Aeolian Islands, dividing the gulfs of Sant'Eufemia and Gioia Tauro.

 

On this promontory the City of Ricadi, tourist area, which covers an area of ​​2,230 hectares and has a population of about 5,000 inhabitants. In addition to the sea, the Municipality of Ricadi borders with other charming places: Joppolo to the south, Spilinga and Drapia to the east and finally the most popular north Tropea.

 

The very tip of the Cape has a square base, with high cliffs on the sea, among which are embedded enchantingly beautiful bays, accessible only by sea. Among them there is "Praia the focu", the widest beaches of the Cape, characterized by vivid colors of unspoiled nature. Taking the sun between these coves is in fact possible to see, in addition to blue iridescent of a crystalline sea, the presence among the rocks of various plant species typical of the Mediterranean, such as the palma nana.

 

On these beautiful cliffs stands the Lighthouse of Capo Vaticano, built in 1870 but turned only 15 years later. High around 8 m and a cylindrical shape with a flat roof, the lighthouse stands on a rock that has a height of 110 m above sea level.

 

Near it, there  is a large communal space, the SO-CALLED Belvedere del Faro, from which you can admire amazing views of the underlying beaches and wonderful sunsets over the sea, observing the Strait of Messina and the Aeolian Islands.

The majestic promontory of Capo Vaticano is the extreme offshoot of the plateau Poro, Appendix vibonese Calabrian Apennines, reaching a maximum height of 124 meters above sea level.

 

Made of a special granite, white-gray, studied all over the world for its geological, Capo Vaticano stretch out into the Tyrrhenian Sea, in front of the Aeolian Islands, dividing the gulfs of Sant'Eufemia and Gioia Tauro.

 

On this promontory the City of Ricadi, tourist area, which covers an area of ​​2,230 hectares and has a population of about 5,000 inhabitants. In addition to the sea, the Municipality of Ricadi borders with other charming places: Joppolo to the south, Spilinga and Drapia to the east and finally the most popular north Tropea.

 

The very tip of the Cape has a square base, with high cliffs on the sea, among which are embedded enchantingly beautiful bays, accessible only by sea. Among them there is "Praia the focu", the widest beaches of the Cape, characterized by vivid colors of unspoiled nature. Taking the sun between these coves is in fact possible to see, in addition to blue iridescent of a crystalline sea, the presence among the rocks of various plant species typical of the Mediterranean, such as the palma nana.

 

On these beautiful cliffs stands the Lighthouse of Capo Vaticano, built in 1870 but turned only 15 years later. High around 8 m and a cylindrical shape with a flat roof, the lighthouse stands on a rock that has a height of 110 m above sea level.

 

Near it, there  is a large communal space, the SO-CALLED Belvedere del Faro, from which you can admire amazing views of the underlying beaches and wonderful sunsets over the sea, observing the Strait of Messina and the Aeolian Islands

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