Sparviero Island 

This small island off the Tyrrhenian coast is so close to the shore that it can be seen from all angles of Punta Ala.

Uninhabited and almost completely untouched, the island is extremely popular with local hawks who nest there, as well as with hikers and scuba divers who want to experience the best of Punta Ala’s natural splendour and beautiful waters.

It takes a little bit of effort to get to the island. You can’t really swim to it, unless you really love to swim, but you can engage a local fisherman to take you there- it’s a very Italian thing to do!

Pop into the tourist information centre in the town centre and they’ll tell you how to get to the island. It’s quite idyllic and anyone with a passion for bird watching will have a ball there!