Levanzo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlɛvantso];[1] Sicilian: Lèvanzu) is the smallest of the three main Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy. It forms a part of the municipality (comune) of Favignana in the Province of Trapani.

Levanzo
Port of Levanzo
Port of Levanzo
Levanzo is located in Italy
Levanzo
Levanzo
Location in Italy
Coordinates: 38°00′N 12°20′E / 38.000°N 12.333°E / 38.000; 12.333Coordinates: 38°00′N 12°20′E / 38.000°N 12.333°E / 38.000; 12.333
Country Italy
ProvinceTrapani
ComuneFavignana
Area
 • Total5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Elevation
278 m (912 ft)
Population
 • Total450
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)

GeographyEdit

Levanzo has an area of 5.82 square kilometres (2.25 sq mi). The highest point is Pizzo Monaco with a height of 278 metres (912 feet). The island has about 450 inhabitants, who are concentrated around a tiny port, that gives little shelter from storms.

The ancient name of the island was "Phorbantia" which is a sort of plants growing there.

Levanzo is famous for the "Grotta del Genovese" with Neolithic cave paintings and Palaeolithic graffiti.

Furthermore, in the water of Cala Minnola, on the eastern side of the island of Levanzo, there is one of the most important sicilian underwater archaeological site in which a Roman cargo ship, loaded with wine amphoras, lies at 27 meters of depth. [2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Levanzo". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. ^ Bruno, F.; et al. (2017). Virtual diving in the underwater archaeological site of Cala Minnola. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3. pp. 121–126.

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