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> Lampedusa, Castle area, old harbor, island of forbidden dreams, where even the wind has its shadow, a few meters from the main street Via Roma, the great evening walks, a place of trendy shops, bars, concerts, restaurants, ice cream shops.
> Lacasadelcavaliere has a wonderful terrace overlooking the old port equipped with a large table for 24 people, has a solarium with deck chairs, hammocks, and tables for studying or games, like chess or checkers.
Whatever you do, however, will enjoy a unique panoramic view, beautiful and breathtaking, perfect place to rest and recover after a day spent at sea or on shore, you can monitor arrivals of ships and aircraft for its strategic location.
> From Porto Vecchio just a few meters from home leave trips at sea, or hiking in the beautiful waters of the island, or Linosa or lamp.
> Double room with sea view, large closet, has air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, Wi-Fi, hair dryer.
> Continental breakfast is included in room rate, served from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm.
> The house is completely renovated.
> If you have any problem booking services can ask me, even to organize your day. Other so we can simplify the hiring of boats, cars, motorcycles, and chairs in the various bays.
> The island of Lampedusa consists of a flat limestone platform which culminates, in the north in a series of cliffs. The south coast, on the other hand, is as sturdy as jaggedly alternate with small hills, creeks precipitous admission beaches.
Is closer to Africa than Italy, the island is surrounded by a spectacular seascape, with incredible colors ranging from clear-blue, turquoise and emerald green. On the island there is no agricultural activity, its soil is white, dry and rocky, much like a desert. The residents live mainly on tourism and fishing, as a considerable flight anchored at its sheltered harbor will testify. Discoveries in the area attest to human settlements on Lampedusa dating from the Bronze Age. In 1843, the island owned by the aristocratic Lampedusa family (one of its members, Giuseppe Tomasi, was the author of the novel Il Gattopardo) and was subsequently acquired by King Ferdinand who was a penitentiary built and sent a handful of people to reside there.
Lampedusa is a paradise for snorkelers and divers who can enjoy a rich and unspoiled submerged world inhabited by corals, sponges, corals, fish and colorful parrot, from Cape Grecale only 50 meters deep, the lobster. Its mostly sandy sea-ground suddenly turns (email hidden) because of Posidonia, a marine plant that is known as the Mediterranean lung for releasing oxygen into the water, giving life to beautiful underwater plains.
The only city on Lampedusa, the island bearing the same name, is built around the main Roma street, notably crowded at breakfast and at night, hosting a group of shops and cafes with outdoor seating, where, in summer, live music or entertainment events are held.
Circumnavigation of the island
An island tour by boat can be easily restricted to the port where boats are available at economical prices. The tour usually starts at 10.00 and return at 05:00.
The low and jagged coast of Lampedusa is full of coves and bays among these is laTabaccara, a beautiful bay washed by turquoise waters. The north shore has a cliff top with plenty of impressive caves. After the Bay of Madonna (which gets its name because of a rock that resembles the Virgin Mary) is the Sacramento Cliff, with a deep cave. In the north-east end, known as Cape Grecale, is a beacon visible from up to 60 miles away, where it extends a beautiful view of the coastal landscape. It is then the Skull Cave (Skull Cave), hides a 15m long, sandy beach, accessible by boat or along a rough trail to the right. The visitors should rent a bike or a mini-truck for a driving tour of the island because the roads are unpaved part. From the center of Lampedusa head eastwards to the airport. The dirt road that runs along the track goes from bays on the south side of the island.
Tree of the Sun - (Tree Sun) This is called the highest point on Lampedusa (about 133m asl), where there is a circular structure retains a wooden crucifix. There, by a stone wall on the edge of a steep slope, you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea. Tourists are advised to be extremely careful when near the edge. Returning to the semi-paved road you will see an afforestation area recently. At the end of the wall, follow the path that soon leads to a cross of iron. On your right, a promontory with a breathtaking view of the Sacramento Cliff. From here, the small island of Lamp is visible on the left, in the distance. Return to the main road and continue south to the Bay Island of Rabbits.
Bay of Rabbits - This broad bay is petticoated with white cliffs and the island's finest beach, just a few meters offshore lies a little island. The beach with its fine sand, gently sloping in the transparent waters that splendidly turn to turquoise and emerald green. Here the Caretta-Caretta turtle lays its eggs during the breeding season, an event now threatened by the large influx of tourists who stay late at night, usually when she comes ashore to nest.
Also, here is the only habitat in Italy for algarus psammodromus, a particular type of striped lizard native to North-West, namely Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Our Lady of Porto Salvo - It 'a small shrine of ancient unknown date and origin surrounded by a beautiful garden.
Getting to Lampedusa - The easiest way to reach Lampedusa plane, which is well served by links from Palermo, in the summer months, from direct flights from Milan Bergamo, Rome, Venice and Verona. A ferry service is also available from Agrigento. Since this comes late at night, visitors may encounter problems during the night, unless you have or rent a vehicle.
What to buy - the island's natural sponges are a favorite souvenir for tourists. Sponges whiter, while attracting, can result from a chemical treatment that shortens the duration of their lives. Those darker surely last longer. Flaxseed is particularly renowned for the food "souvenirs" such as lentils and tomatoes, and his cane, baskets, very appreciated by tourists.
And for dinner? - On the island are many small restaurants and trattorias specializing in fish dishes, including a no-lose-couscous.
Location in posizione strategica. Vicinissima al centro (Via Roma), facile raggiungere sia le spiagge, i negozi che l' aeroporto. Fantastica terrazza dove abbiamo fatto colazione tutti i giorni. Camera e bagno sempre in ordine e pulitissimi. Forse un po' troppo rumorosa sia la mattina presto che la notte dato che affacciandosi sulla strada è impossibile isolare il caos auto/moto. Il bagno è in comunità tra due camere. I proprietari sempre gentili, disponibili e presenti.
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