Tourists on the beach Spiaggia dei Conigli on Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy.



Lampedusa, the largest of the three Pelagic Islands (the others are Linosa and Lampione), lies about 200km south of Sicily, closer to Tunisia than Italy. Surrounded by stunning aquamarine waters, with its south shore protected as a marine reserve, it's a popular summer holiday destination whose year-round population of 6300 more than trebles in summertime. In winter transport connections are cut back and almost every hotel and restaurant shuts down.


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