The Sirenusas, also known as Li Galli, are an archipelago of little islands off the Amalfi Coast of Italy near Positano and the Isle of Capri. The name Sirenuse is a reference to the mythological sirens said to have lived there. The archipelago consists of three main islands, Gallo Lungo, La Castelluccia, and La Rotonda, identified with the name of Li Galli, or "The Roosters" (the sirens were sometimes portrayed as women with the bodies of birds). Nearer the shore, there is a small fourth island, Isca, and finally, midway between Li Galli and Isca, there is a prominent rocky outcropping that juts above the water, Vetara (I don't see it either).
In modern times these islands have had several famous inhabitants. In the 1930s Russian dancer Leonide Massine built a large villa on Gallo Lungo. Another Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, later bought that property and sadly, one can now see the crumbling villa from the water (although the islands are surrounded by a protected marine national preserve).
Another of the Galli, Isca, has a lovely villa and garden on the side facing the cliff and thus not visible if you sail behind the island, as most do. It was the property at one time of the great Neapolitan playwright Eduardo De Filippo and is described in a memoir by the playwright’s wife, Isabella.
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BluSimo (9392) 2011-05-15 13:13
a simple nevertheless beautiful photo of landscape, than tells very well the place, between the hardness of its spiny plants and the silk surface of the sea. splendid colors, and atmosphere. cheers!
have a good week
drmsaeedi (128) 2011-05-16 10:25
Salam Daria Kushmelyn
Very nice sea and mini islands and beautiful green beach.
Best wishes from Iran