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Italy Plans to Transform a Former Prison Into a Future Tourist Destination

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Travel + Leisure
 2021-06-10

Cover picture for the articleItaly is hoping to create its own version of Alcatraz, the famous California prison that has since become a tourist destination off the coast of San Francisco. Italy's Santo Stefano is situated inside a protected marine park between Rome and Naples. Nowadays, the tiny volcanic island is only accessible to adventurous scuba divers and those working on fishing boats, but it was once a prison where people - including those deemed enemies of the state by a Fascist government during the 1930s and 1940s - were sent as punishment.

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