Punta Spadillo

Punta Spadillo

“(The lighthouse) Towered, naked and straight, sparkling, white and black and you could see already the waves breaking in white splinters like glass fragments on the rocks” – To the lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

Punta Spadillo in local dialect “Punta Spadillu” the name probably comes from the Spanish “espadillo”, a certain type of oar, in which the imagination of the sailors will have depicted this point of the coast.
The lighthouse stands on its top, as a bulwark on the lava flow of Khagiar but also a warning to mariners of cliffs overlooking the sea. Nearby there is a building housing the Museum of Volcanology and an easy path reaches the lovely pond ripples.