What to see near the port of Linosa
Those who want a holiday off the beaten path of mass tourism will do well to choose Linosa. To say, even in August, the period of maximum tourist turnout for the Pelagie archipelago, in Linosa the number of visitors remains lower than in Lampedusa.
It is not the only difference. Unlike Lampedusa and Lampione, in fact, Linosa has a volcanic nature. The volcanic black of the coast is one of the most fascinating elements of the island, even more when compared with the blue of the sea and the typically Mediterranean colors of the houses.
For the rest, it is a type of holiday suitable for lovers of trekking and scuba diving. The former can go on excursions to Monte Vulcano, Monte Rosso and Monte Nero; divng enthusiasts, on the other hand, are spoiled for choice. Among the many alternatives available, we point out the Sicchitella diving, according to many experts one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.
Obviously, those who do not have the passion for cylinders and freediving can choose the classic boat trip with a stop and swim in the most suggestive coves and inlets of Linosa. We are talking about unique habitats in the world, breeding places for different species of animals: from the Caretta Caretta turtles to the Berta Maggiore, a bird that chooses the high coasts of Linosa to nest.
Finally, special mention for gastronomy: Linosa is famous for the cultivation of lentils, capers and prickly pears. Simple productions able, however, to guarantee a balanced diet together with the generous catch of this part of the Mediterranean.