What to do and see in Lampedusa, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

November 12, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Italy’s southernmost island, Lampedusa lies between Malta and Tunisia and is geographically part of the African continent. The largest of the Pelagian Islands, Lampedusa is arid and gets its only fresh water from rainfall. In summer, it is served by low-cost Italian airlines with direct flights from several mainland cities, as well as ferry service from Sicily. Lampedusa is treasured by visitors for its fine white sandy beaches, its clear turquoise waters and its excellent scuba diving.
Restaurants in Lampedusa

1. Spiaggia dei Conigli

Strada di Ponente, 92010, Sicily, Italy +39 0922 970183
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Spiaggia dei Conigli

Reviewed By jusaja - Finland

This is THE best beach in Lampedusa. Stunning views, however, there are prettier Beaches in Greece and Spain, so it is a bit over-rated.
Be there before 9:30 am or after 1 pm, so you get a nice car parking place upstairs along the road and a spot for your parasol. You HAVE to carry everything with you (15 mins down, 20 mins up). One part of the beach is for people without parasol.
With southern winds (scirocco), you get often jellyfish that cause trouble. With stronger nothern wind sand is blasted everywhere. I imagine August is terrible and very crowded.
Afternoon visit is better, so when you come up, it not so hot. Good shoes advisable but people do it also with flip-flops. There is also a small and difficult path to the next beach.

2. Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF

C. da Grecale | Where ferry boat from Sicily and aliscafo stop, at the end of Lungo Mare Luigi Rizzo, 92010, Sicily, Italy +39 338 219 8533
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 829 reviews

Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF

Reviewed By MarkL857 - Island of Malta, Malta

As the turtle population decreases the work being done by the volunteers at "Centro di Recupero Tartarughe" is most admirable. Led by the marine biologist Daniele Freggi the centre is doing their utmost to rescue, treat and rehabilitate injured and sick turtles.
Please visit the centre and show your support. Mark and Charmaine

3. Archivio Storico Lampedusa

Via Roma n. 8 | Lato Affaccio Sul Porto, 92010, Sicily, Italy +39 368 329 7461
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Archivio Storico Lampedusa

Reviewed By Art S - Brussels, Belgium

Very well arranged exhibition of photos, artifacts, books and other tidbits related to Lampedusa's über-fascinating history, both ancient (Phoenicians) and recent (immigrant tsunami, visit of Pope Francesco). Owner and curator Nino is very knowledgeable and a good source of information on anything related to the island.

4. Cala Pulcino

Al Termine Del Vallone Della Forbice, 92010, Sicily, Italy +39 0922 971611
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cala Pulcino

Reviewed By Rocioguildford - Guildford

We thoroughly enjoyed this beach. It was not as highly rated as Spiaggia dei Conigli beach but we were very happy to have visited, as it is really beautiful, and a bit emptier than Conigli beach

5. Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto

Contrada Cala Francese, 92010, Sicily, Italy +39 334 278 8155
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 459 reviews

Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto

Reviewed By ramses s - Antalya, Turkey

Normal place. when you have been here, you can see. İtaly style same always everywhere. Different. Not bad. world tourism is very rich if you want to see other place.

6. Pescheria Gianni

Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy +39 0922 971722
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Pescheria Gianni

Reviewed By Vincenzo S

Simply great. Just choose a fish a grill it. Tartara di tonno highly recommended. Tuna/swordfish/calamari.... Very delicious. Also the prepared food is valuable. (not the Tuna balls probably)

7. Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa

Reviewed By BillyMartini - Berlin, Germany

A must to live in the local culture. Remember .... life is not only a beach! Best if you ask a local man (we had our hotel host for it) to explain you the history and all traditions behind it.

8. Cala Creta

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 274 reviews

Cala Creta

Reviewed By Denim L - London, United Kingdom

This is a very unique side of the Island. Located inthe West side of Lampedusa, really close to the lighthouse you can enjoy a wonderful view and wonderful sea. The best period obviously is during the summer when restaurant and hotel are open for business. During the rest of the year it looks a nice nostalgic place.

9. Capo Ponente

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 55 reviews

Capo Ponente

Reviewed By jusaja - Finland

Like many places in Lampedusa along teh small round around the island, this is also a worth to 5 mins stop to sea the seascape.

10. Cala Croce Beach

Contrada Cala Croce, 92010, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 765 reviews

Cala Croce Beach

Reviewed By Biavati - Bologna Italy

No space between sun beds and umbrellas: people is packed in a small and not attractive bay, sometimes dirty. Don't go when "scirocco" wind is blowing.

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