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Lighthouse La Madonetta: photos, description (Phare de la Madonetta)

Lighthouse La Madonetta - one of the attractions of the French city of Bonifacio located on the southern tip of the island of Corsica. From the island of Sardinia is the Italian territory, it is separated by a narrow Strait, who was also named Bonifacio.

The city itself was founded in 830 by monk leaning Bonifacio was named in his honor. For a long time this town was considered the most fortified settlements of the whole island. At the time, Bonifacio was highly influential centre, it has retained some of the old medieval buildings including three churches of the XIV century.

Lighthouse La Madonette is located to the West of the city. It was built in 1854. Then was released the plan for the installation of beacons throughout the island of Corsica - was erected beacons in the citadel of Ajaccio - the present capital of the island and in the port town of Bastia is its former capital. The latter was a lighthouse on the LAVEZZI Islands located in the Strait between Corsica and Sardinia.

Lighthouse La Madonetta not very high - only 11 meters, but it is built on a rocky sea cliff whose peak is at a height of 28 metres above sea level. The building itself is a squat one-storey rectangular building in white color, over which stands a small red indicator square-shaped tower. In the lower building had previously lived the caretaker, working at the lighthouse.

At the end of the twentieth century, the lighthouse was transferred to automatic control, so that the human presence it is not required. It gives red light flash at intervals of 4 seconds. Lighthouse Bonifacio is closed to tourist visits.