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The Egadi islands are an archipelago of Italy, in Sicily, between the lower Tyrrhenian and the Sicilian channel. Located about 7 km from the west coast of Sicily, between Trapani and Marsala, in the free municipal consortium of Trapani, the archipelago consists of three islands and two islets, plus a series of rocks and stacks. Known already in antiquity with the Latin name Aegates which comes from the Greek Aigatai, or " goat islands ", on the archipelago is the Egadi Islands Marine Nature Rese
The island of Albarella is an island located in the northern Adriatic Sea, near the Po delta. The island measures 3.5 km in length by 1.5 in width; the extension is approximately 528 hectares, with 152 inhabitants at the 2001 census. It is believed that its formation is due to the accumulation of debris brought by the floods of the Po river. Albarella is located in the territory of the Po Delta Regional Park.
Alicudi is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Administratively it belongs to Lipari, an Italian municipality in the metropolitan city of Messina. The inhabitants of the island are called arcudari in Sicilian. The beaches of the island are pebbly and rocky and the winter storms make them move back or forward, sometimes leaving a few strips of dark sand. The tour of the island is possible, but presents the risk of falling stones, moved by the wind o
Basiluzzo is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Located about 3.5 km north-east of Panarea, it has an area of 0.3 km²: it is, therefore, the largest of the uninhabited islands and rocks of the Aeolian Islands. The coasts of the island are characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, while in the center there is a large sloping plateau which over the centuries has been used as a site for crops, pastures, and seasonal homes.
Situated on the western side of Lake Maggiore, directly opposite Stresa, the three Borromean Islands lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains. The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. Together totalling just 50 acres in area, they are a major local tourist attraction for their picturesque setting.
Burano is actually an archipelago, just like Venice, it has four small islands connected by bridges and crossed by three canals and it's located on the northern end of Venetian Lagoon, near the island of Torcello. Burano is famous for its colored houses and for lace production. The island is linked to Mazzorbo by a bridge. The current population of Burano is about 2,400. It is one of the main attractions in this area.
Capraia Isola is an Italian town of 392 inhabitants in the province of Livorno, corresponding to the homonymous island of the Tuscan Archipelago. It is found at 64 km from Livorno, 53 km from the Piombino promontory, 37 km from Gorgona, and 31 km from Corsica. It is the least populated Italian municipality among those with an outlet to the sea. Since 1996 it has been part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
Castelli di Cannero are three rocky islets of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. It appears to majestically rise from the lake’s waters, giving the impression of floating. Positioned close to the shore of the Cannero Riviera, these fascinating ruins were once part of the Rocca Vitaliana, a fortress built to defend the land from Swiss invasions. All that remains of the castle on the western islet is a ruined tower and some crumbling parts of the wall.
The Island of Cirella is the smaller of the two islands in the Calabria region in the European country of Italy. It is located on the northwest coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea of Calabria, in front of Cirella, a fraction of Diamante, in the Province of Cosenza. It has an area of 0.12 square kilometers and reaches a maximum height of 40 meters, the limestone cliffs of the island, subjected to the erosion of the sea, have created many caves and coves.
The Punta del Faro is one of the 3 points of the island of Sicily. It is the tip of the northeast, which is located precisely in front of Calabria. It is located in the municipality of Messina, in the Torre Faro neighborhood, neighboring Ganzirri. From the Strait of Messina, it offers an exceptional view of Calabria.
Filicudi is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Lipari; the two inhabited centers Filicudi Porto and Pecorini a Mare. Filicudi is the fifth-largest island of the Aeolian archipelago and the second westernmost island of the archipelago. There is a section of the Aeolian Archaeological Museum on the island, with finds from the excavations of Capo Graziano and from other areas of the Aeolian Islands
The island of Gaiola is one of the smaller islands of Naples ; it is located opposite the coast of Posillipo , in the submerged park of Gaiola. It is located offshore in the Gulf of Naples, and a part of the volcanic Campanian Archipelago of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island is at the center of the Parco Sommerso di Gaiola or 'Underwater Park of Gaiola,' a protected marine reserve. The island is now the property of the government of the Campania region, and a protected area within it.
L ' island Gallinara or island Gallinaria is an island located off the coast of Liguria, on the Riviera di Ponente, opposite the town of Albenga to whom it belongs. The island is 1.5 km from the coast, from which it is separated by an average 12 m deep channel; it constitutes the Regional Natural Reserve of the Gallinara Island.
Giannutri is the southernmost island of the Tuscan Archipelago, as well as the southernmost point of the Tuscany Region, and is located about 8 miles south-east of the Island of Giglio, of which it belongs, and about 6 miles to the south of the Argentario. The inhabited center of Giannutri and the scattered houses, considered a minor locality, is institutionally called Spalmatoio-Ischiaiola.
Giudecca was a beautiful island area characterized by large palazzos with gardens. In the early 20th century, it evolved into an industrial zone with shipyards, factories, and even a film studio. It lies immediately south of the central islands of Venice. Even though the island is a neighborhood of Venice, it is still quite different from the more popular part of the city and is not yet as crowded with tourists as Venice is.
One of the beautiful islands in the Tuscan Archipelago, a group of islands off the west coast of Italy. There are 2 main islands and 2 tiny rocky keys. The main island of Gorgona is around 26 sq km in area. There are no permanent dwellers on the island. The island is covered with tropical forest, which includes 46 species of reptile, 18 of these snakes, bats, sloths, monkeys, tortoises, as well as the abundant marine life in its waters which can be seen snorkeling from the beach or diving.
The island of Dino is an Italian island located along the northwest coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, opposite the town of Praia a Mare in Calabria, more precisely in front of Capo dell'Arena in the south of the country. The name perhaps derives from the fact that on the island there was a temple dedicated to Venus, or, more accredited hypothesis, it is the one that would derive the name from the Greek etymology Dina, or vortex, storm.
Ortigia is the toponym of the island which constitutes the oldest part of the city of Syracuse. Ortygia, being an island just off the coast, was easily transformed into a natural fortress with harbors and was big enough that it could hold a significant population in ancient times. Therefore, the history of Ortygia is synonymous with the early history of Syracuse.
L ' Isola Bella is located in Lake Maggiore, is part of the group of so-called Borromean Islands, and is located in the Gulf dedicated to the famous family who still has the property, about 400 meters off the coast of Stresa. It measures 320 meters long and 180 meters wide and is largely occupied by the Italian garden of the Borromeo palace, which occupies the north-western coast of the islet.
The tiny island of Isola Bella at the seaside of Taormina is one of the best beaches around the town thanks to its wild and unspoilt nature. The beach itself is pebbly, but the picturesque scenery and the view make up for it. The rocky island was once the property of King Ferdinand II, who gifted it to the city of Taormina in 1806.