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Tabaccara beach

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Isola dei Conigli

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Lampedusa island
There are three islands on the eastern edge of the Sicilian channel, which up to a few years ago only the most fussy geographers reported in the maps. Even in the cards of the famous and aged Colonel Bernacca, in the Italian TV weather they were invisible. For many years and until the first half of the 80s of the last century these islands were a mystery.
We are talking about the Pelagie islands, a small Sicilian archipelago, Lampedusa, Linosa, Lampione. The three sisters, the three L or spelling La-Li-La. These web pages talk about of the greater of the three island and the most remote Italian island in the south of the south, Lampedusa.
Lampedusa rises to the forefront of the recent world history and therefore more known to the people, when on 15 April 1986 Colonel Mu’ammar Gadhafi retaliated the US attack on Libya in the operation “El Dorado Canyon”, decided to launch two Scud missiles against the island, trying to hit the base NATO called “Loran Station Lampedusa” old base that transmitted a radio signal that was used by radio navigation systems called Loran. One of the two missiles went so close to us that many Lampedusans heard a bang with an attached tremor like a small earthquake. It was thus that thanks to the Libyan Colonel, Lampedusa was known by Italians and the whole world and placed in geography books. Multitudes of journalists from print and TV poured over the island, which used to snoozing cooked by its fiery sun, woke up and took with extreme slowness awareness of its tourism potential. Since then everything has really changed on the island. In a decade we have gone from total oblivion to the extreme fame of Lampedusa and its sea, its inhabitants of its nature, its hospitality.
The sea of ​​Lampedusa said, was attended by all the pioneers of Italian diving, the Commander Raimondo Bucher, Bruno Vailati, Folco Quilici, Roberto Merlo, Stefano Carletti and more recently even by the best Italian apneists including Umberto Pellizzari. All these great characters related to diving, photography, underwater cinematography, apnea champions were and are in some way related to the pioneer of Lampedusa underwater Salvatore Lo Verde. He and his fifty-year experience in the sea of ​​Lampedusa owe many special dives of the island.
Sea, beaches and hinterland. The beaches of Lampedusa, of a white that strikes you, that stuns in the sunny days of late July. The queen of the beaches of Lampedusa in the Dragut Valley, famous all over the world with the name of Spiaggia dei Conigli, which has been awarded many years by many travelers. the cove of flying boats, the Tabaccara. We will also cover the less known and frequented, the most hidden places of Lampedusa where you can spend a healthy day at sea.
The nature of Lampedusa, a continuous discovery of endemic and non-native animals and plants, from the wild rabbit to the smallest beetle to the symbolic species of Lampedusa, the marine turtle, the bottle-nosed dolphin, the whale. But not only that, we will also deal with the hundreds of migratory birds that frequent the island, through articles or with photos by Stefano Greco.
We will also deal with the weather on Lampedusa with daily local news and observations also through the international meteorological services and the various satellite maps.
Lampedusa a kaleidoscope of colors.