with Monte Falcone (686 m.), an uncontaminated mountain in the
middle of the sea. The sea waters hide it for the most part:
only a bathymetric chart of the Tyrrhenian Sea could show its
The fascination of this mountain into the sea is due to the feeling
of "isolation" it stirs up, in which this word fully
recovers its etymological origin.
During winter the isolation can go on for days and days, but
in summertime too a bit of wind is sufficient to prevent the
hydroplanes sailing and the ferry-boats docking.
If wind makes crossing and swimming impossible,
the conditions for walking
are better: the absence of cars, that obliges to go on foot, creates
a pleasant sensation of
"bewilderment" in the visitors, often overwhelmed by
the frantic modern life. The silence wrapping these places is
broken only by the sea-gulls cries, the hiss of the wind and the
beating of waves breaking against the rocks.