The Faraglioni name is probably derived from the Greek word “pharos”, which means lighthouse: in ancient times, the heights near the coasts were used as lighthouses and on their peaks were the signaling fires that during the night led the navigation.

Capri’s Faraglioni are three: the first, closest to the Capri coast, is called “Star” and is 109 meters high. The outer one has the name “Scopolo” and is 104 meters high. Between these two there is the 81-meter-high Faraglione Mezzo and crossed by a 60-meter long natural tunnel.
We can find the blue lizard called on the Middle and Edge Shell for the blue color of its scales.




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Thursday April 16th, 2015