Lampione ( German lantern ) is the smallest of the Pelagic Islands between Sicily and Tunisia . The uninhabited island is about 200 meters long and 180 meters wide, the highest point is at a height of
Geographically, Lampione is on the African Plate , politically the island belongs to the municipality of Lampedusa e Linosa in the Free Municipal Consortium of Agrigento in the autonomous region of Sicily . According to legend, the island is a boulder from the hand of the Cyclops .
The fauna of the island, which is part of the Riserva Marina Isole Pelagie nature reserve, is remarkable . Lampione is a resting place for many European migratory birds . The marine fauna includes groupers , sharks , lobsters , crustaceans and corals .
The only building on the island is the square and six meter high lighthouse ( Faro in Italian ) with a range of 7 nautical miles . He stands on the southwest cliff , is with solar energy powered and has a height of fire from His identification is Fl (2) W.10s , so white flash fire every 10 seconds.