The Li Galli islands make up a tiny archipelago between Capri and Positano, one of the most evocative places not only in Campania, but in the whole Mediterranean.
Three islands form the archipelago, Gallo Lungo, La Rotonda and La Castelluccia, and together they integrate an extremely suggestive marine protected area. According to an old toponymy, the three-island archipelago was called Le Sireneuse, because according to a dating legend it was inhabited by splendid sirens, who with their song managed to charm passing sailors, with an obvious reference also to the journey of Ulysses.
Li Galli has always exercised a great charm, so much so that it is coveted by many famous people. In 1924, the Russian choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine bought the archipelago, having a magnificent villa built on those ruins which the architect Le Corbusier further embellished.
The property then passed to another famous Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, who bought it in 1989: shortly after his death in 1993, the archipelago passed into the hands of other private individuals. The archipelago is part of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella.