Holidays in Lampedusa (Pelagian Islands, Fantastic Sicily Beaches)

If you came in Sicily you must visit

The Pelagie Island have a name with greek origins: pélagos > palàghios, that means "leaving in the open sea", so they are Islands in the opens sea. Actually they lie almost in the middle of the Sicily Channel and for their position they are considered the most southern part of Italian territory.
Lampedusa, Linosa, Lampione are in fact far closer to Africa than to Sicily and most of their charm and beauty depend just on their position.


Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbits Beach) – Located on the South East side of Lampedusa. Many experts consider Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbits Beach) on of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The bay has green blue transparent waters, white small grains of sand and the water level is very low for about 150 meters from the shore.

Lampedusa is a small island in Southern Sicily, where several remains of prehistoric hut foundations, Punic tombs and Roman Buildings can be found. Alfonso of Aragon gave Lampedusa to Don Giovanni de Caro, baron of Montechiaro in 1436, and in 1553, the Turks took a thousand slaves from the population. Charles II of Spain bestowed the title of Prince upon Ferdinand Tommasi in 1661.

On 14 July 1551, Admiral Anrea Doria mentioned the Island of Lampedusa, when he lost a large part of his fleet and more than 1 000 men died during a storm. During this time the island was refuge to pirates who found food and wood to repair their ships. The Christian Andrea Anfossi, who was born in Liguria, was captured and deported to the Island of Lampedusa. He escaped his capturers and hid in the brush. He built a canoe and a sail on which he painted the image of Madonna with child and sailed towards Genoa, where he arrived safe and sound.

The Allied forces bombed Lampedusa repeatedly, who then surrendered on June 12, 1943. Sponge and sardine fishing are the primary occupations on the island. Tourism brings in important revenue. The island still has a penal colony.