The solitary island

Solitary and silent, the tiny island of Vetara stands among the waters of the Punta Campanella Marine Park. It has an oval shape and a wild aspect. Its name, Vetara, could derive from “nursery”: it seems that a colony of rabbits once resided on the islet, uninhabited and hardly accessible.

Vetara seen from the Sirenuse Path | Ph. Machi di Pace - Trentaremi

Vetara seen from the Sirenuse Path | Ph. Machi di Pace - Trentaremi

Coming from Sorrento, Vetara is located just before the archipelago of Li Galli, which has always been very celebrated instead. But Vetara has its charm. Sailors who sail in these places and divers, who consider its seabeds among the most beautiful of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, know it well.

Ph. Edoardo Ruspantini - Trentaremi

Ph. Edoardo Ruspantini - Trentaremi

Taking a dive just a few meters, you will be enchanted by the corals that give strokes of color to the transparent water. Diving deeper, clouds of damselfishes appear among the yellow and red gorgonias, shoals of blue fish, pelagic fish such as amberjack and tuna, bream, grouper, barracuda. Shrimps hid in a small cave that looks at Capri.

The islet of Vetara is a small tropical atoll with a crystal clear sea and incredible biodiversity. Even the Tuft Marangones, a bird similar to the cormorone, has chosen this windy and solitary islet to nest.

Ph. Edoardo Ruspantini - Trentaremi

Ph. Edoardo Ruspantini - Trentaremi

Ph. Edoardo Ruspantini - Trentaremi

Ph. Edoardo Ruspantini - Trentaremi

The mythology celebrated Li Galli to the point that anyone who looks out on this sea remembers the exploits of Ulysses and his encounter with the Sirens. Vetara has always set aside: less popular, less courted, but much admired by those who love the wildest and most isolated places.

The writer Norman Douglas in his work “The Sirens Land” wondered if the three islets of Li Galli were originally a single body, divided by atmospheric agents and natural phenomena, and the real archipelago of the Sirens also included the islet of Isca, very close to the mainland, and Vetara, which is just over a kilometer from the Crapolla fjord.

Mario Vella - Sea

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