To experience a different side of Italy, travel to Lampedusa for your next vacation. A subtropical island nestled between Malta and Tunisia, Lampedusa offers Arabian-inspired architecture and surroundings dotted with coves and yellow cliffs along the island’s coastline. Fly to Lampedusa with Alitalia and enjoy white-sand beaches, gorgeous scenery, and the relaxed bar scene along the Via Roma, Lampedusa’s main street.
Lampedusa is endearingly referred to as “Italian Africa” due to its climate and cultural influences, but you don’t have to look hard to find the town’s Italian roots. A popular destination is the sanctuary of the Madonna just outside the town. Off the coast lies Isola dei Conigli (“Rabbit Island”), an island populated by rabbits and surrounded by clear-blue waters. You’ll find cheap hotels in Lampedusa year-round in the form of bungalows, chalets, and apartments. Camping and backpacking is a popular pastime as well.
Enjoy the calm beaches and thrilling water sports such as waterskiing, scuba diving, and boat tours when you schedule your flight to Lampedusa for the spring and summer months. Hiking is another popular activity due to the lush landscapes bordered by breathtakingly blue waters. Remember to bring plenty of water if you choose to hike during summer’s peak.