Lampedusa, Italy

The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa belongs to Italy and is the largest of the Pelagie Islands, situated 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. It consists of a flat limestone platform which culminates, at the northern end, in a series of dramatic cliffs. The island is surrounded by a spectacular seascape, making it a paradise for snorkelers and divers.

The only city on Lampedusa, develops around the main Roma street, where there are a cluster of shops and cafés with outdoor tables, and live music or entertainment in Summer. Most other attractions are found along the coastline, including secluded bays and grottos, the Caretta-Caretta turtles and the Capo Grecale lighthouse.

Things to See & Do

* Albero del Sole (The Sun Tree)
* Bay of the Isola dei Conigli
* Caretta-Caretta turtles
* Capo Grecale lighthouse
* Grotta del Teschio (the Skull Grotto)

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 25.4 km²
Population – 6,100
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location – The port is located at the city of Lampedusa.

Travel Links –The simplest way to reach Lampedusa is by plane, it being well-served by connections from Palermo and, in the summer months, by directs flights from Milan, Bergamo, Rome, Venice and Verona. A ferry service is also available from Agrigento. Since this arrives late at night, tourists may encounter problems unless they have or hire a vehicle.

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