* The price includes: full board, transfers from / to airport, Learn Italian, and kitchen
> Lampedusa, Castello neighborhood, old harbor, island of forbidden dreams, where the wind has its shadow, a few meters from the main street Via Roma, from the great evening walks, a place of trendy shops, bars, concerts, restaurants, ice cream parlors.
> Lacasadelcavaliere has a wonderful terrace overlooking the old harbor equipped with a large table for 24 people, has a solarium with deck chairs, hammocks, and tables for studying or playing games such as chess or checkers.
Whatever you do, however, enjoy a panoramic view unique, beautiful and breathtaking, perfect place to rest and recover after a day at sea or on the beach, you can monitor the arrival of the ship and aircraft to its strategic location.
> From the Old Porto a few meters from home leave trips, water or hiking in the beautiful waters of the island, or Linosa or lamp.
> The room has a large balcony that runs on both sides and has a southern exposure, private bathroom with window affacia the sea, equipped with air conditioning, a comfortable sofa bed with footstool, satellite TV, large cabinets, mini bar, Wi-Fi, hair dryer.
> A continental breakfast is included in the room rate, served from 8.30 am to 11.30 am.
> The house is completely renovated.
> For any problem with booking services you can ask me, even to organize the day. Other so we can simplify the rental of boats, cars, motorcycles, and chairs in various coves.
> The island of Lampedusa consists of a flat limestone platform which culminates in the north, in a series of cliffs. The south coast, on the other hand, is jaggedly rugged as alternate with small hills, creeks hasty admission sandy beaches.
Closer to Africa than it is in Italy, the island is surrounded by a spectacular seascape, with amazing colors ranging from transparent-blue, turquoise and emerald green. On the island there is no agricultural activity, its soil is white, dry and rocky, much like a desert. The residents live mainly on tourism and fishing, as a flight considerable anchored to its sheltered harbor can testify. Discoveries in the area attest to Lampedusa human settlements dating back to the Bronze Age. In 1843, the island of Lampedusa owned by the aristocratic family (one of its members, Giuseppe Tomasi, was the author of the famous novel The Leopard) and was subsequently acquired by King Ferdinand was a prison built and sent a handful of people to reside there.
An underwater world
Lampedusa is a paradise for snorkelers and divers who can enjoy a rich and surrounded by pristine inhabited by corals, sponges, corals, fish and colorful parrot, from Cape Grecale only 50 meters deep, the lobster. Its mostly sandy sea-floor suddenly turns into a dark green because of Posidonia, a marine plant that is known as the lungs of the Mediterranean for releasing oxygen into the water, creating a beautiful underwater plains.
The only city in Lampedusa, carrying the same name as the island, is built around the main Via Roma, particularly crowded at breakfast and at night, has a group of shops and cafes with outdoor seating, where in the summer, live music and entertainment shows are held.
Around the island
An island tour by boat can be easily reserved to the harbor where many boats are available at cheap prices. The tour starts usually at 10.00 am and return at 05:00.
The low and jagged coast of Lampedusa is full of coves and bays, among these, is laTabaccara, a beautiful bay washed by turquoise waters. The north shore has a cliff top with plenty of impressive caves. After the Bay of Madonna (which gets its name because of a rock that looks like the Virgin Mary) is the Cliff Sacramento, with a deep cave. In the north-east end, known as Cape Grecale, is a beacon visible from up to 60 miles away, where stretches a beautiful view of the coastline. It is then the Skull Cave (Skull Cave), hides a 15m long, sandy beach, accessible by boat or along a rugged trail to the right. Tourists are advised to hire a bicycle or a mini-truck for a tour of the machine because the roads on the island are in the dirt. From the Lampedusa center head east to the airport. The dirt road that runs along the track goes from bays on the south side of the island.
Tree of the Sun - (the Tree Sun) So it is called the highest point in Lampedusa (about 133m above sea level), where there is a circular structure houses a wooden crucifix. There, by a stone wall on the edge of a steep slope, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea. Tourists are advised to be extremely careful when near the edge. Returning to the semi-paved road you will see an afforestation area recently. At the end of the wall, follow the path which soon leads to a cross of iron. On your right, a promontory with a breathtaking view of the Cliff Sacramento. From here, the small island of lamp is visible on the left in the distance. Return to the main road and continue south to the Bay Island of Rabbits.
Bay of Rabbits - This is petticoated wide bay with white cliffs and the most beautiful beach of the island, just a few meters offshore lies a little island. The beach, with its fine sand, gently sloping into clear water that beautifully round turquoise and emerald green. Here is the turtle Caretta-Caretta lay their eggs during the breeding season, an event now threatened by the large influx of tourists staying late at night, when she is usually on the ground for nesting.
Also, here is the only habitat in Italy for algarus psammodromus, a particular type of striped lizard native to North-West, namely Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Our Lady of Porto Salvo - It 'a small sanctuary of ancient unknown date and origin surrounded by a beautiful garden.
How to get to Lampedusa - The easiest way to reach Lampedusa by plane, it is well served by links from Palermo in the summer months, by directing flights from Milan, Bergamo, Rome, Venice and Verona. A ferry service is also available from Agrigento. Since this comes late at night, tourists can encounter problems during the night, unless you have or rent a vehicle.
What to buy - natural sponges of the island is a favorite souvenir for tourists. Sponges whiter, while attracting, may result from a chemical treatment that shortens the duration of their lives. Darkest definitely last longer. Linosa is especially renowned for the food "souvenir", such as lentils and tomatoes, and for his cane baskets, very popular with tourists.
And for dinner? - On the island are many small restaurants and trattorias specializing in fish dishes, including a no-lose-couscous.