Once upon a time there was a lighthouse. It is now a hotel


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Bee_lightsOn the island of Giglio, the two decommissioned lighthouses will become a museum and the other a hotel; the one at Capo Grosso on the island of Levanzo will become a resort with yoga classes. And if you have a conference to organize, the Muro Porco lighthouse in Syracuse will be ready. Too bad, however: none of the nine lighthouses sold by the state property in an auction that are under a 50-year concession will do its old job of guiding mariners at night.

In return, they will be saved from decay and bring 340,000o euros a year in fees, 6 million euros in investments and a hundred new jobs with a new turnover of 20 million euros a year to the state coffers. Here are the details of the lighthouses sold and their future use:

1-Faro Capo Grosso on the island of Levanzo in Favignana (TP). Lorenzo Malafarina’s project involves transforming the lighthouse into a resort in which to host cooking workshops, photography, events, excursions and activities related to sailing, fishing and yoga.

2-Lighthouse of Brucoli in Augusta (SR). It will be set up by Azzurra Capital Ltd. as a tourist reception point associated with local food and wine products.

3-Lighthouse of Capel Rosso in Giglio Island (GR). The ATI Raggio- Le Esperidi will start from recovering the historical memory of the lighthouse, to transform it a dynamic museum.

4-Lighthouse of Punta Fenaio in Giglio Island (GR). The company S.N.P. di Pini Paola & C. snc presented a project for the redevelopment of the facility aimed at promoting a form of tourist accommodation linked to the distinctive features of the area.

5-Faro di Capo D’Orso in Maiori (SA). It will be managed by WWF Oasi Soc. Unipersonale arl, which in addition to hospitality spaces will create a marine-coastal observatory.

6-Faro di Murro di Porco in Syracuse (SR). The lighthouse was awarded to Sebastian Cortese, a young entrepreneur under 30, who proposed a multi-pronged business model: catering, marketing, conferences, events, and as many as 14 beds between suites and boutique apartments.

7-Lighthouse of Punta Cavazzi in Ustica (PA). Sabir Real Estate Ltd. intends to convert it into a cultural hub that can become a reference point for students and young researchers who are passionate about the theme of the sea.

8-Lighthouse of Punta Imperatore in Forio D’Ischia (NA). German company Floatel GMbH, which specializes in the rehabilitation of lighthouses in Scotland, Spain, and Germany, intends to create a kind of “lighthouse retreat,” with a space for reflection and gathering with a minimal approach.

9-Faro di San Domino in the Tremiti Islands (FG.) Here, too, German company Floatel GMbH plans to bring its “refuge in the making” concept: minimal approach and high standards.



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