Lampedusa is an island about 20 km long in the Sicilian Channel in the Mediterranean Sea. Clearly closer to Africa than to Italy, it has a landscape with little vegetation, offset by shallow sandy beaches and incredibly blue water.
The fauna, as well as the seabed, are also of rare beauty. Lampedusa is therefore a popular destination for divers. The most popular spots are Punta Parrino, Punta Cappellone, Taccio Vecchio and the Levante shoal. Near the Isola dei Conigli, at a depth of 15 metres, is the statue of the Madonna del Mare, to which a beautiful story of solidarity is linked. The statue was in fact donated by the journalist Roberto Merlo to thank the Lampedusa population for the help received during a misadventure at sea.
Then there are the Caretta Caretta turtles, which have chosen the Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbit Beach) as a sacred place to lay their eggs.
This tiny corner of paradise has 320 hectares of nature reserve and has beaches unparalleled on the entire national border: the water supports the boats, which even seem to fly!
From west to east, the most famous are Cala Pulcino, Spiaggia dei Conigli, Tabaccara, Cala Madonna, Cala Croce and Spiaggia della Guitgia.
Lampedusa can be reached either by ferry or by plane.
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