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The beautiful island of Capri. The Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni

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The Faraglioni

Faraglioni are certainly the best renowned Capri's feature in the world. They are three (to tell the truth there's another one apart, as we'll see later): the first one, joined to the coast, is called 'Stella' (Star) or also 'F. di terra' (F. on earth) and it is 109 meters high. The second, that's the smallest, is called simply 'F. di mezzo' (Middle F.) and it's 81 meters high. The last one on the outside is named 'Scopolo' but is also called 'F. di fuori' (Outward F.) and it is 104 meters. They are famous even for hosting a rare variety of lizard, the so-called 'Blue lizard' (lacerta coerulea muralis or faraglionensis) that had generated a peculiar bluish colour all over its body. Once they thought it lived exclusively on Capri's Faraglioni, but it seems to be present also on other similar rocks along Sicily coast.