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