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Faro della Vittoria

(Vittoria Lighthouse)

The 70 metre Vittoria lighthouse stands on Gretta hill, 60 metres above the sea, on the foundations of the Austrian Fort Kressich, built in 1854.
Faro della Vittoria
It was designed by the architect Arduino Berlam and commissioned in 1927. As well as a guide for nocturnal navigation in the Gulf of Trieste, it is also serves as a monument commemorating sailors who died during the First World War, as witnessed by the inscription at its base: "Shine in memory of those who died at sea (MCMXV - MCMXVIII)".

The Trieste lighthouse is clad with stone slabs from the Karst and Istria, and surmounted by a dome housing the lantern, which has an average range of 30 miles.

Faro della Vittoria
Giovanni Mayer's copper statue, Winged Victory, stands on the dome, while below the lighthouse lies the anchor of the destroyer Audace, the first Italian ship to dock at the port of Trieste in 1918, giving its name to the Audace pier.
The entrance of the lighthouse contains two shells from the Austrian battleship Viribus Unitis.

The Vittoria lighthouse site offers a year-round breathtaking view of the Gulf of Trieste, particularly during the famous Barcolana regatta.

The interior of the lighthouse can be seen on weekends, but only up to the first terrace of the monumental structure.

Opening hours
April, may, june and september:
friday: 3pm - 7pm
saturday and sunday: 10.00 - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm

July and august
from wednesday to sunday: 10.00 - 1pm and 4pm - 7pm

October
friday: 3pm - 6pm
saturday and sunday: 10.00 - 1pm and 3pm - 6pm
from 9th to 13th [Barcolana]: open all day from 9.30 to 5:30pm

November
from 1st to 4th: open all day from 9.30 to 4:30pm

Special openings
Open all day from 10.00 to 7pm
March 31st
April 22, 23, 24, 25
May 1st, 2nd
August 15th

GUIDED TOUR
Every opening day, at afternoon opening, there is a free guided tour, which lasts 30 minutes, availability for up to 15 people.
The visit for individual visitors will continue at the end of the guided tour in the usual way.

WARNING
In order to ensure the safety of the visitors, the access to the Lighthouse tower is allowed to a maximum of 15 people at a time accompanied by an attendant.
The visit to the tower lasts 15 minutes. In case of unfavorable weather conditions the lighthouse is closed.

Visits to different times and days are charged and must be booked at least 20 days before calling the number 0481 91697 (9.30-20.00) or by sending a request to farodellavittoria@regione.fvg.it.
Please note:
You can visit the Lighthouse for free. Please note that to ensure the safety of visitors access to the lighthouse tower is allowed a maximum of 15 people at a time, accompanied by an attendant. The visit to the tower, with a duration of 15 minutes, is permitted only up to the second landing. The structure has a lift for up to three people. The Lighthouse accessible for disabled and wheelchair access is therefore limited. Minors must be accompanied. For the dimensions of the helical staircase and the elevator shaft is not permitted to introduce backpacks, bulky bags and tripods. It denied access to the animals. It notes also that the lighthouse is closed in the event of adverse weather conditions. The entrances to the structure are allowed until half an hour before closing

Faro della Vittoria
Strada del Friuli 141

Info

phone +39 0481 91697  
farodellavittoria@regione.fvg.it



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