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The Faraglioni - Capri, Italy

Loosely translated, i Faraglioni means "The ones of the light". This famous and readily identifiable rock formation is composed of three craggy pinnacles off the south eastern corner of  the island of Capri. Their unique profile is the result of millennia of erosion from wind and rain combined with the erosive forces of the sea at their base.

The first Faraglioni, known as the "Faraglioni di Terra", stands 365 feet (110 meters) high and is joined to the island by a short isthmus.

Panoramic view of the Faraglioni - Capri, Italy
Panoramic view of the Faraglioni - Capri, Italy

The second pinnacle is called "Faraglioni di Mezzo". Mezzo is the Italian word for "half". The Faraglioni di Mezzo stands 265 feet (80 meters) tall and has a natural arch at its base (Not Pictured). The Arch is large enough to pass a small boat.

The third island is called "Faraglioni di Fuori" or "Faraglione Scopolo"  (Fuori is "outside" and I am not sure about the meaning of Scopolo... Scopolo may simply be a proper noun.) The Faraglioni di Fuori stands 345 feet (102 meters) tall.

I was told by one of the locals that these islands are home to a rare and special blue lizard called, no mysteries here, the Blue Lizard of the Faraglioni. It is said that this lizard has a coloration that is in between the color of the sea and the sky.

Panoramic view of the Faraglioni - Capri, Italy
 
 

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