The Lighthouse of Strombolicchio

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Strombolicchio is a sea stack of volcanic origin located about 2 km to the northeast of the island of Stromboli in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near Italy. Made of hard basalt rock resistant to erosion, the island rises 50 meters above the ocean and covers an area of approximately 300 square meters. In the 1920s, the tip of the island was blasted off to build a lighthouse, reducing the peak height of the island by some 10 to 12 meters. A staircase consisting of 200 steps leading to the lighthouse from the sea was also built.

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