Spend your holiday in a lighthouse!
Many Italian lighthouses will be available soon
In some Mediterranean countries, such as Croatia, lighthouses already work as accommodations for tourists. In Italy, the only one available at the moment is the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento, in Sardinia, which is a luxury resort. But soon many others will be able to host tourists!
The Italian Public Property Agency and the Ministry of Defence have officially launched the Lighthouses Plan as part of the Valore Paese (Country Value) operation. 11 lighthouses will be granted for up to 50 years to private companies, who will convert them into accommodations, such as charming hotels, hostels and even religious and spiritual residences.
Roberto Reggi, the director of the Public Property Agency, said that the economic potential of this touristic plan is huge and the whole country will benefit from it. The estimated returns from the public concession fees range from €700.000 to €800.000 a year. The first step of the operation includes a period of public consultation. Then there will be a tender that will end at the beginning of August 2016.
Here a list of all the lighthouses: the lighthouse of Brucoli and the lighthouse of Murro di Porco (Siracusa), the lighthouse of Capo Grosso in Levanzo Island (Trapani), the lighthouse of Punta Cavazzi in Ustica, the lighthouse of Capo d’Orso in Maiori (Salerno), the lighthouse of Punta Imperatore in Forio d’Ischia (Naples), the lighthouse of San Domino in the Tremiti Islands (Foggia), the lighthouse of Punta del Fenaio and the lighthouse of Capel Rosso in Giglio Island, the lighthouse of the Formiche Islands (Grosseto) and the lighthouse of Capo Rizzuto (Crotone).
Main pic of Brucoli, courtesy of Flickr Gnuckx