THE DIFFICULT ISLAND TO LEAVE
A spectacular corner of paradise with white beaches and emerald waters, a special place that is hard to forget. It was also difficult for an alleged bandit, a certain Natale Beretta, who hid here in the dense thicket of the island in the early nineteenth century, escaping the guards who periodically searched for him. After a long time his innocence was proved and completely acquitted. He settled here in Spargi, on this beautiful and uncontaminated island, together with his wife and children, living off agriculture and pastoralism: by now it had become his home and he never managed to leave the island. He declared that he felt King of Spargi and did not want anything else from life when Count Francesco Aventi visited him in 1869.
Today the island is completely uninhabited and protected by the Archipelago Natural Park but it has never changed its nature of incomparable and luminous beauty.