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Marettimo is the most isolated of the Egadi Islands, lying a full 15 miles off the coast of Trapani. It is wonderfully unspoilt both in terms of its marine life and its rugged mountainous hinterland. Dramatic limestone cliffs plummet towards the cobalt-blue sea, endless panoramas abound, and mountain paths offer wonderful walking.

The wildest, westernmost and least developed of the Egadi Islands, Marettimo is a collection of green mountain peaks and whitewashed houses dipping into a little harbour packed with bobbing fishing boats. While more accommodation options have cropped up in recent years, this doesn't mean you'll ever find Marettimo packed with tourists – indeed, it remains sleepier than its neighbours even in peak summer season.


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