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Cape Pertusato

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Cape Pertusato Bonifacio  France

Cape Pertusato

One of the most dramatic landscapes on the Strait of Bonifacio, Cape Pertusato (the name means "hole" in the local dialect of Ligurian spoken in Bonifacio) is dominated by a lighthouse built in 1838 under Napoleon's orders. The 61-meter-high (200-foot-high) headland, which marks the southernmost point of Corsica, is pierced by a 168-step tunnel bored through the rock. The cape's stark white limestone glows with breathtaking colors at sunrise and sunset.