Area: total of ~2 km2. Cavallo: 1.1 km2. Lavezzu: 0.64 km2
Location: South of Corsica, Strait of Bonifacio
Number of inhabitants:
Yearly: 300 on Cavallo
Seasonal: 1,500 on Cavallo in summer
Number of visitors:
Tourists: 44,000 per year
Protected island: yes
Terrestrial protection status: Site of Community Importance (SCI), Special Protection Zone (SPA), Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI)
Marine protection status: Straits of Bonifacio nature reserve (except Cavallo)
Waste management on the island of Lavezzu is currently evolving, with the conduct of a pilot “zero waste objective” expertise within the framework of the ISOS project. Due to the summer tourist frequentation, this action must be accompanied by a strong communication campaign and visitors’ awareness of this theme.
The built heritage of the island, in particular the Chapel of Santa Maria, is today in poor condition and therefore little valued. A workcamp of young volunteers must restore the chapel over the next few years in order to remedy this situation.