The Pelagie archipelago, made up of three islands Lampedusa,
Linosa and lamp, is the last frontier before the African
continent, and its geographical position favors a mild winter so
that the temperature never drops below 14 ° C,
while summer is quite hot and humid.
Lampedusa is the island located to the south of the archipelago,
and is also the largest.
It has a circumference of thirteen and a half miles from east to
west and has a length of approximately 7km.
The coast of the island is steep, rocky and almost 400 feet high
on the north, while on the slopes south and east down the coast
and are less steep but indented by inlets often ending in low
sandy beaches lapped by crystal clear waters.
The island's highest point is Mount "Sun Tree" with its 193
meters located on the north west, while the lowest point is the
tip of "Punta Sottile" where anyone could find it was said at
to be the southernmost city of the Italian Republic.
The coordinates found on the island of Lampedusa, are 35 ° 29'58
"N Latitude and 12 ° 36'03" E. Longitude
From Tunisia is 120 km and 200 km from Sicily's population
reaches about 6,000 inhabitants that triples during the summer
long from May to October.
How the economy is based mainly on the activities of fishing,
thanks to the fishy sea that surrounds it, tourism, thanks to
the wonderful colors of the sea and the shapes of the landscape;
hospitality industry, canning industry, less is instead based on
grazing on Lampedusa since the country of origin, discovering
the vocation of the sea, they left almost entirely to
Tourism in Lampedusa, based on contact with nature, is
characterized by the blazing sun, pure and crystal clear sea,
the rugged coastline and sunsets that take your breath away.
The main sandy beaches are Cala Guitgia, Cross and Portunt'oni
Cala, Cala Madonna on the north west of the island; Rabbit
Island on the south east.
The main beaches are rocky Cala Chicks, The Tabaccara, Cala
Galera on the south east; Sponza Cala, Cala Francese, Thin tip,
Pisa Cala, Cala Parrino on the south west, Cala Crete and the
Dead Sea on the west side.
There are also many smaller beaches and coves that can only be
reached by boat, when there are organized boat trips or hire
where you can rent private boats.
The harbor of Lampedusa consists of a large bay that is divided
into 3 bays two of such wharves, ending with all sandy shores.
The Civil Aereporto is located on the west side, has a single
runway 2020m and 60m wide.