Lampedusa is a commune in the Province of Agrigento (now the Libero consorzio comunale di Agrigento) in Sicily, southern Italy. Italy’s southernmost island, Lampedusa is located about 42 miles (68 km) southwest of Palermo and about 55 miles (89 km) northwest of Agrigento. Lampedusa is one of the Pelagie Islands (Isole Pelagie), in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its beaches, including the Spiaggia dei Conigli, with shallow waters and colorful marine life. It faces the Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie, on the south coast, and is an egg-laying site for marine turtles. Farther east, the smaller Cala Greca is a sheltered beach. Dolphins inhabit the waters around the island.