Civitavecchia Lighthouse

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Cruise Ship dock, Civitavecchia, Italy

Civitavecchia Lighthouse Reviews

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Faux Lighthouse at the Dock Apr 01, 2008
When we came back from our Rome tour, we saw that the ship was docked next to the replica/faux lighthouse.

Date after World War II. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) round stone tower.

In 108 AD, the Roman Emperor Trajan built two lighthouses at Centumcellae, now Civitavecchia. In 1616, Pope Pius V built a new lighthouse on the foundation of one of the Roam towers, and in 1860 Pope Leo IX had a second-order lantern installed on the tower.

The lighthouse was largely destroyed during World War II, and after the war a new tower was built as a historic landmark. However, the replica is much more slender and does not have the stepped form of the historic lighthouse. Located on the old waterfront of Civitavecchia, about 50 km (30 mi) northwest of Rome. Site open, tower closed.
Faux (fake) lighthouse by the crui…
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