Sicily – Egadi Islands | Magical Marettimo

If you ask me, Maréttimo is one of Sicily’s best kept secrets. Even in high season, you’re likely to have much of the island to yourself.

‘Maréttimo is the most remote of the three Egadi Islands off Sicily’s western coast, reached by ferries from Trapani.
The island lies within a marine nature reserve, and is a popular destination for walkers, divers, swimmers and those wanting a tranquil holiday close to nature and the basics of island living.

Although only 12 square kilometres in size, the island’s surface area is increased by the enormous ridge that spans its entire length, making most of the land impassable and rendering most motorised transport redundant. Visitors are not permitted to bring their cars to the island and in any case, to do so would serve little purpose: Marettimo’s only road skirts less than half of the island’s circumference.’ In other words: hiker’s paradise!

We walked to Punta Troia, to the lighthouse, past the Casa Romane and up to Pizzo Falcone. Enjoy the view.

 

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More info

www.italyheaven.co.uk/sicily/egadi-islands/marettimo

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/10121358/Marettimo-Italy-Secret-Seaside