Island of the Currents

Island of the Currents

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  Potopalo di Capo Passero (SR)

The Isola delle Correnti , a small island located at the extreme southern tip of Sicily, right in front of Portopalo di Capo Passerro , is the place where the The Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea meet giving life to ripples and colors in continuous evolution.
The name of the island derives from the currents that are created by the meeting of the waters of the two seas. The island has a rounded shape, extends for about 10,000 square meters, and reaches a maximum height of 4m above sea level. It is connected to the land of Portopalo, during low tide, by a fine stone tongue, and it enchants with its wild and uncontaminated beauty.
Inside the island there are few signs of the passage of man: a suggestive lighthouse, a small disused military structure and a few houses where the lighthouse keeper and his family once resided.
The island can be reached by canoe, pedal boat, with a small boat or even on foot, along the stretch of road that connects it to Sicily. The crossing, however, is not very easy due to the large rocks along the way and due to the currents.

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