"The Lavezzi islands." Bonifacio Things to Do Tip by pfsmalo

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  Lovely warm water, so clear.
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  • Lovely warm water, so clear. - Bonifacio
      Lovely warm water, so clear.
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  • The Lavezzi islands. - Bonifacio
  • The Lavezzi islands. - Bonifacio
  • Memorial for the "Semillante". - Bonifacio
      Memorial for the "Semillante".
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  • The chapel of one of the cemeteries. - Bonifacio
      The chapel of one of the cemeteries.
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There is really only one island where you can land as the others are mainly just a pile of rocks sticking out of the sea. As it is the only one with nice beaches it is the only one worth going to. If you have your own boat easy to get up close to the beaches otherwise it entails a 10 minute walk. There are a couple of marine cemeteries here, filled with the remains of the 750 soldiers and sailors that died in the shipwreck of the "Semillante" in February 1855. Strangely although all the bodies found are buried here, only the officers are named. The real beauty of the island though lies in the colour and the warmth of the turquoise waters that lap gently against the sands. A real pleasure swimming in these waters with small fish that come nibbling at the ankles.

See the tip on the boats for Lavezzi for the means to get here.

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  • Written Nov 4, 2011
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