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Lampedusa

A raft of calcareous stone between the sea and the sky, Lampedusa emanates a strange and ambiguous fascination. Flat and almost devoid of vegetation, infinitely solitary because of the absence, on the horizon, of any reference point, it has very beautiful coasts. An absolute must for anyone visiting Lampedusa is a trip to the Isola dei Conigli (rabbit island), a tiny islet declared a nature reserve, in whose dunes the Caretta Caretta turtle lays its eggs. Another place which is a must is the shrine of the Madonna di Porto Salvo, about which there are various legends. The island is a mecca for very exclusive tourism, for those who are true nature lovers and not in search of social pleasures.