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Lighthouses, towers, coastal buildings 2016
Following the success of the 2015 call for bids for 11 lighthouse renovations, 9 of which successfully assigned, l’Agenzia del Demanio (Italian’s State Property Agency) announced a new one. In September, 20 new buildings (towers, coastal buildings and lighthouses) will be put up for concessions up to 50 years.
This new edition of the project — the Agency says — differs for the fact that towers and other coastal buildings are available, not only lighthouses. A total of 20 premises located all over Italy. Here are the available buildings:
- Lighthouse of Capo Zafferano in Santa Flavia (PA)
- Padiglione Punta del Pero in Siracusa
- Lighthouse of Riposto in Riposto (CT)
- Stand Florio in Palermo
- Lighthouse of Punta Libeccio sull’Isola di Marettimo – Isole Egadi (TP)
- Lighthouse of Capo Mulini ad Acireale (CT)
- Lighthouse of Capo Milazzo (ME)
- Lighthouse of Capo Faro on the Salina island (ME)
- Lighthouse of Punta Spadillo on the Pantelleria island (TP)
- Tower Castelluccia Bosco Caggioni in Pulsano (TA)
- Monastery San Domenico Maggiore Monteoliveto in Taranto
- Tower d’Ayala in Taranto
- Lighthouse of Torre Preposti in Vieste (FG)
- Lighthouse of Punta Polveraia in Marciana, Isola d’Elba (LI)
- Lighthouse of the Ants on the Formica Grande island (GR)
- Lighthouse of Capo Rizzuto in Isola di Capo Rizzuto (KR)
- Torre Angellara in Salerno
- Lighthouse of Po di Goro in Gorino Ferrarese (FE)
- Lighthouse of the Guard on the isle of Ponza (LT)
- Lighthouse Spignon on the isle of Spignon in the Venetian South Lagoon.
The organisers point out the prestige of the buildings that will become unique residences included in a national network for sustainable tourism, nature, culture and environment, bound to generate huge economic and social value.
Valore Paese Fari 2015 — Italian lighthouses restoration project
The project Valore Paese Fari of the Italian Agency for State Property aims at restoring and requalifying the State’s lighthouse network. Given the beauty and prestige of the locations, these buildings can be renovated as tourist destinations, respecting the ecosystems in which they are enclosed, some of the most extraordinary coastal landscapes in Italy. The goal is to bring sustainability and innovative entrepreneurship to the Italian territory, as it is already happening elsewhere in Europe, in Australia, Canada and the US. In these countries, the format of the lighthouse accommodation is already a well-known touristic formula to spread an environmentally-friendly development and preservation of the coastal territory.
After the success of the call for bids in 2015, the State Property Agency has announced that 20 more buildings will be up for concessions of up to 50 years.
Lighthouses — Call for bids 2015
List of the first 11 lighthouses, 9 of which already assigned.