Welcome to Lampedusa


The island's main attraction are its beaches, which are strung along the 11km south coast. The most famous, and one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful, is Spiaggia dei Conigli (aka Rabbit Beach) at Isola dei Conigli, a dreamy secluded bay lapped by shallow, turquoise waters. The beach is part of a nature reserve, one of the few places in Italy where Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtles) lay their eggs (between May and August). Other beaches include Cala Francese, Cala Galera and Cala Greca.


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Duration: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from/to your accommodation only within Agrigento District ZIPcode:92100We will drive you to the unique spot of Punta bianca. This spectacular cliff is a white stone formation (similar but smaller than the close by Scala dei Turchi) overlooking the blue Sicilian sea. It’s a perfect place for relax and enjoy the nature. Our guide, through a wild path, will take you in a natural terrace on top of the cliff from which you’ll have an amazing view of the white stone and the intense blue colours of the sky and sea.Duration of the visit 1 hour.  Arrival 9:30 a.m. Departure 10:30 a.m.We will proceeds along the coast towards the coastal area of Palma di Montechiaro where the superb Castle of Chiaramonte, (the only one built by Chiaramonte family) is perched on a rocky outcrop dominating the Mediterranean, here you will have the great and unique chance of visiting it. This castle, was built in the 1353 by Federico III Chiaramonte and has played a major role in the defense of the island from pirate raids. The castle has also been part of the heritage of Prince Tomasi di Lampedusa, famous by “The Leopard” story. Duration of the visit 1,5 hour.  Arrival 11:00 a.m. Departure 12:00 a.m.The tour proceeds with an interesting stop at Monastero delle monache Benedettine which has a simple look with windows without decorations. Inside there are gorgeous wooden ceilings, relief the tabernacle in sterling silver, and the reliquary. This monastery is of great interest and has got a particular charm due to its cloistered nuns, Our Lady of the Dove Rosata still live in the monastery and have no contact with the external world. However during our visit we will have the chance to interact with them through a very tiny hole made on a wooden manhole which will allow us to speak with them and ask for the famous “Biscotti ricci” a tasteful local specialty which consist in biscuits made on ancient recipes to assemble the almond of the Leopard. This delicacy it is mentioned in the famous novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa and will be for you of great pleasure to try. The place and the mystical and miraculous events that occurred hundreds of years ago in this place are accurately described in the novel,the relics of the Blessed Corbera, pseudonym used by the writer to celebrate Isabella Tomasi, are preserved and venerated today in the little church of the monastery, the stone that the devil himself throws to the woman is visible behind one of the grates. This is one of the few remaining cloistered monasteries in Sicily, where the access is prevented almost anyone.Duration of the visit 1,15 hour.  Arrival 12:00 a.m. Departure 13:30 a.m.At about 1:30 pm we will have lunch in a restaurant where a traditional Sicilian lunch will be prepared for you with local and fresh farmer or fisherman food.

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