Faraglioni, Capri

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    The Faraglioni

    by Ekahau Updated Jun 20, 2007

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    Capri Faraglioni

    The Faraglioni (craggy rocks) are well craggy and oh so beautiful set against the BLUE blue sea. For those nerds and scientist among vt reader-dum the Capriweb states that the term Faraglioni describes a geological formation in which high, sheer cliffs have been strongly eroded by the sea and wind to the point that sections now remain isolated from the mainland. They might be formed either of limestone (like those on Capri) or be of volcanic origin, and their isolation may have resulted from tectonic movement or progressive massing of lava. In either case, the characteristic feature is always the strong erosive action of the sea which models the rock into bare, sharpened masses.

    And while you read this VT blog you can see a video of Capri and listen to the music of Renato Carosone

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    The Faraglioni Rocks

    by sim1 Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    The Faraglioni Rocks


    These geological formations - undoubtedly the best known feature of the island - hold the nests of Capri's large diomedei gulls. The first outcropping is joined to the coast; the second has a natural tunnel roughly 60 m. in length that passes right through it; the third faraglione (reef), is inhabited by the blue lizard (lacerta muralis coerulea), now a rare, protected species.
    A fourth faraglione, standing by itself in front of the Port of Tragara, is called the Monacone, named after the sea lion or "Monaca' ("Nun') seal that lived there until the last century.

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    Farglioni Rocks

    by TRimer Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    Three Farglioni

    The Faraglioni are with the Blue Grotto, one of Capri's best known attractions. The three are named Stella, Scopolo (the one furthest out) and Faraglione di mezzo (stack in the middle).

    The term Faraglioni describes a geological formation in which high, sheer cliffs have been strongly eroded by the sea and wind to the point that sections now remain isolated from the mainland. They might be formed either of limestone (like those on Capri) or be of volcanic origin, and their isolation may have resulted from tectonic movement or progressive massing of lava. In either case, the characteristic feature is always the strong erosive action of the sea which models the rock into bare, sharpened masses.

    The farglioni is home to a variety of animals. Large gulls use the farglioni to hold their nests. The third faraglioni's reef is inhabited by the blue lizard which is now a rare, protected species.

    There is a fourth faraglione, standing by itself in front of the Port of Tragara, which is called the Monacone. It is named after the sea lion that lived there until the last century.

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    The thousand words - Photos of Faraglioni

    by iandsmith Updated Dec 7, 2009

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    From Punta Cannone before dawn
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    Of course, with the Faraglioni, what they don't tell you is how many different angles there are to shoot this famous attraction.
    Some of the key places are Via Matromania (pic 3), Garden of Augustus (pic 2), Punta Cannone, Via Krupp (pic 5), Piccola Marina (pic 4) and Monte Solare.
    For Via Matromania see my tip on that walk and the same for Via Krupp (both recommended).
    Punta Cannone (Cannon Point) isn't that easy to find. The signposting from Capri (the town) is minimal but eventually you'll get there and, along with Monte Solare, it offers the best views looking down onto the Faraglioni.
    For an excellent view and a nice garden and a lovely rest spot you should head to the Garden of Augustus where you will join many other tourists doing the same thing, but don't let that put you off.

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    Faraglioni

    by iandsmith Written Dec 7, 2009

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    Faraglioni, a name it will take you a couple of days to remember, a name you'll ultimately never forget. They stand prominently on the "other side" of the island. The other side, that is, of the town of Capri.
    The term Faraglioni is descriptive of a geological formation where high, sheer cliffs have been eroded by nature to the point where sections now remain isolated from the mainland. They can be formed either of limestone (Capri's) or be of volcanic origin and their isolation may have resulted from tectonic movement or progressive massing of lava. The characteristic feature is always the strong action of the sea that shapes the rock into bare, jagged prominences.
    The three on Capri are named Stella, Scopolo (the one furthest out) and Faraglione di mezzo (stack in the middle) and they are home to a variety of animals. Large gulls use the scars of erosion to hold their nests. The third faraglioni's reef is inhabited by a blue lizard which is now a rare, protected species.
    There is a fourth faraglione, standing by itself in front of the Port (blink and you'll miss it!) of Tragara, which is called the Monacone. It is named after the sea lion that lived there until the last century.

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    The Faraglioni

    by Polly74 Written Dec 9, 2004

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    Capri’s three world famous Faraglioni rise up, majestic and solitary, from the sea to the south-east of the island. The largest rock, connected to the coast by a thin isthmus of land, is known as “Stella” (star) and is 109 meters high, while the other two, “Faraglione di mezzo” (middle stack) and “Scopolo” (rock), are 81 and 104 meters high respectively. The only inhabitants of the Faraglioni are a colony of blue lizards, an extremely rare variety of blue reptiles.

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    Faraglioni

    by aukahkay Written Oct 26, 2009
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    Faraglioni is the collective name for three rocks located off the island of Capri in the Bay of Naples. The stacks have been given their own names: Stella (still attached to the main island), Mezzo (after Stella), and Scopolo (or Fuori). These three rocks form the signature postcard view of Capri.

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