Lampedusa is one of the biggest islands of the Pelagie archipelago and the fifth in dimension among the Sicilian islands. It also represents the southernmost point in the Italian territory.
Thanks to its unspoiled nature, its stretches of the finest white sand, rocky bays and marvelous sea with crystal clear water it is an ideal place for beach lovers.
Since 1995 the island has hosted the “Isola di Lampedusa” natural reserve, which has the purpose of preserving the flora and fauna of the territory. Among the local fauna, we find the “Caretta Caretta” turtles that lay their eggs on the famous Isola dei Conigli (the Rabbits’ Island).
Lampedusa is entirely surrounded by gorgeous bays with suggestive sandy beaches, such as Cala Pisana, Cala Greca, Cala Francese which is ideal for snorkeling enthusiasts, Guitgia beach, Cala Madonna and Cala Croce beaches, Cala Pulcina, known for its beautiful caves, and the above-mentioned Isola dei Conigli.
Even though moving around the island is quite easy riding a scooter or a bike, some of these bays can only be reached by boat. As much as all the other Sicilian islands, Lampedusa offers a wide culinary selection, with a range of typical dishes characterized by Mediterranean flavors.