Sun, white beaches and a crystal clear sea. Lampedusa, the extreme point of Italy, in the middle of the Mediterranean, is very interesting and offers different attractions for tourists. On the island there is a single town, where the airport is based that connects Lampedusa to Sicily and the peninsula. Let’s find out together what the must-see things in Lampedusa are.
Sun, sea and beaches
These are undoubtedly the main strengths of Lampedusa. In addition to the chance to lie in the sun and dive into a crystal clear, unspoiled sea, fans of snorkelling will be able to plunge into the wonderful depths of the Pelagie Islands that contain an abundance of different life forms.
The Historical Archive
You must stop off and visit the Historical Archive of Lampedusa, which embodies the conservation of the typical and historical identity of the island and its inhabitants. Here you can find different objects and testimonies of a Lampedusa that would unlikely have been rediscovered.
Those who love good food will be able to enjoy excellent fresh fish in one of the many restaurants around the port. The local dish, Ghiotta, a particular kind of fish soup, is a must.
Isola dei Conigli (Rabbit Island)
A day trip to Rabbit Island is almost a must for those on holiday in Lampedusa; here you can see what is considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in the world. This is one of the places that the loggerhead sea turtle prefers for laying its eggs.
It is a very small island not far from Lampedusa and easy to reach by boat or fishing boat. Wild, unspoiled and immersed in a crystal clear sea, it will leave you breathless.
An identity card valid for leaving the country allows entry into European Union countries. However, please note that there have been reports of difficulties in some countries with the recognition of renewed and stamped paper identity cards, as well as the refusal of electronic ID cards renewed with a certificate issued by the municipality.
An ordinary passport is valid for all countries whose governments are recognized by the Italian one, except for any legal restrictions, and can be obtained by all citizens of the Republic. A passport is issued (and renewed) by the police and abroad, by diplomatic and consular representatives. It is valid for 10 years, but in some cases provided for by current legislation, this validity may be shortened.
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