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Licosa Island in Castellabate, Italy

Published Apr 29 2021 at 3:00 PM GMT
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  • Along the beautiful coast of Cilento, in Southern Italy, the town of Castellabate is a renowned tourist destination.
  • From the beaches of Santa Maria di Castellabate, if visitors look south, they may notice a small island just off the coast of a large promontory, this is Licosa Island.
  • Near the small island, the clear waters reveal the remains of a town dating back to the Greek colonization of Magna Graecia and a 2,000-year-old Roman villa under the sea.
  • Other ruins and archaeological findings have been uncovered on the island such as a mosaic, pottery, and a few inscriptions.
  • Over the centuries, the shallow waters around the island have caused many shipwrecks, so a small lighthouse was constructed.



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  • Published Apr 29, 2021 3:00 PM GMT