Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Lampedusa. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa is the largest island in the Pelagie archipelago. Immersed in the Mediterranean, halfway between Sicily and Tunisia, it represents the southernmost point of Italy.
Lampedusa boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world: stretches of fine sand bathed by a crystalline sea.
Uncontaminated nature , wild beaches, hidden coves reachable only by boat, splendid seabed and excellent food make it a very popular tourist destination.
The island is a nature reserve and includes the beach, the Isola dei Conigli and the Mediterranean scrub. It is one of the few places in the Mediterranean where Caretta caretta sea turtles lay their eggs.
What to see
Attractions to see in Lampedusa
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Lampedusa
Mythical Atlantis and Lampedusa
This suggestive hypothesis would place the mythical Atlantis in the Sicilian channel, between the island of Linosa and the Gulf of Sirte.
Origin of the name Isola dei Conigli
Historically, the origin of the name Rabbit Island is linked to a British naval officer, Admiral Smith.
Places: "Respiro" - Lampedusa
The film Respiro was set on the island of Lampedusa and on its splendid Rabbit beach.
Legend of the Rabbit Island
According to a popular legend, the origin of the name Rabbit Island is linked to the presence of rabbits on the island.
Curious phenomenon on island of Rabbits
On the island of Rabbits, a strange and curious phenomenon occurs every 60-100 years and has a short duration.
Marrobio in Lampedusa
Marrobbio is a natural phenomenon that occurs in Lampedusa and in a few other places in Sicily.
Legend of the Hermits of Lampedusa
The legend of the hermits of Lampedusa tells how the population of the island of Lampedusa originated.
Orlando Furioso and Lampedusa
One of the most epochal duels in the chivalric poem of Orlando Furioso takes place on the island of Lampedusa, called Lipadusa.
Legend of Andrea Anfosso
The legend of Andrea Anfosso, known as Gagliardo, tells the story of a Ligurian sailor who was taken prisoner by the Barbary pirates.
Legend of Lampione island
According to popular tradition, the island of Lampione, in the Pelagie Islands, has its origins in Greek mythology.
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Lampedusa. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!
Valle dei Templi
Palma di Montechiaro