Li Galli is a small archipelago few kilometres south of the Sorrentine Peninsula, a natural beauty between history and legend.
The three rocky and lonely islands (Gallo Lungo, Castelluccio and Rotonda) mirror themselves in the limpid sea facing the pearl of the Amalfi Coast.
The Archipelago of Li Galli is also known as Le Sireneuse. According to an ancient legend, Sirens once lived in this area. They used to bewitch the sailors, who were dropping by, with their singing.
In the Odyssey, Homer tells us that Odysseus blocked his men’s ears with beeswax and made them tie him to the foot of the mast so he could not be drawn away by the lure of the Sirens’ song.
Periodically visited by Tiberius, protected by the Angevins with the Tower for dissuading raiders to take refuge on it, the last inhabitants of these isles have been the choreographer Leonide Massine (who built here a wonderful villa, on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, subsequently decorated by the architect Le Corbusier) and the ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev.