A small Ligurian island that will charm you
The island of Tinetto is a small islet, almost a rock, located in the Ligurian Sea at the western end of the Gulf of La Spezia. Separated from the island of Tino by no more than a hundred metres of sea, it is a place full of charm and unique in terms of nature, despite its small size.
The island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, along with the other islands of Palmaria and Tino, Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre, as a destination rich in history and culture. Here, you can admire the remains of a small monastic settlement and the statue of the Madonna at the top of the island. According to legend, it was placed in a prominent position to protect sailors from storms, and it enjoys a breathtaking view of the sea and the Ligurian coastline.
One of the island's particular features is the species of lizard that inhabits it, the Podarcis muralis Tinettoi, which is found only here and on the islands of Tino and Palmaria, with only 200 individuals in the world. An ideal place for snorkelling and diving, thanks to the rich marine fauna, it is easily reached by boat from Porto Venere and is a must-see attraction for discovering an unexpected Liguria.