Many visitors often ask me questions about the “ clandestine problem “.
The problem is there, it exists.
However, I feel confidently telling you that the “ illegal immigrants ” do not cause any disturbance to the “tourist” life of the island.
The serene daily life of this tiny land which represents the southernmost point of Europe, is absolutely not conditioned by the sometimes massive landings but constantly monitored by the police who operate with great discretion and professionalism.
Immigration is a serious problem, involving all of us, of a national nature and certainly not limited to “landings” in Lampedusa.
Unfortunately, the mass media with their services, always dramatically alarming in the search to hit “ the collective imagination “, present a photograph of reality that is not the real one.
You will find that ….. you will not notice anything; the only place where you will have the opportunity to see them if you really want to is going to browse the reception center, watching television or more simply by going to any train station in any big city!
Controversy aside, you can decide not to come to Lampedusa if you are looking for green gardens, social life to be “high”, shops from via Montenapoleone, kilometer-long beaches but certainly not for the “clandestine problem”.
Instead, you can decide to live an experience on this island whose humble strength comes from the sea, the scents of the Mediterranean and the warmth of the great simple hospitality of its people.