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Pelagie Islands

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Two islands form this group, Lampedusa and Linosa, which are closer to the coast of Tunisia than that of mainland Italy.

Lampedusa is the larger and more southerly of the two, a largely barren limestone rock 11km long by 4km wide with high cliffs. Linosa has more vegetation with cultivated areas and dense bush.

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Eleonora's Falcon breeds on the cliffs of Lampedusa along with Peregrine Falcon, Yellow-legged Gull and Shag. Linosa has a large Cory's Shearwater colony in a lava field.

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Birds you can see here include:

Cory's Shearwater, European Storm-petrel, Mediterranean Shag, Eleonora's Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Yellow-legged Gull, Marmora's Warbler

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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Lampedusa can be reached by air daily from Palermo or ferry from Porto Empedocle, near Agrigento, which also stops at Linosa. The islands are best visited in June, by which time the shearwater colony is at its busiest and the late-breeding Eleonora's Falcon is present

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Travel to Italy: Pelagie Islands

Content and images originally posted by Steve


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