THE SMALLEST PORT IN THE WORLD
The Guinness book of records mentions the port of Ginostra as being the smallest in the world.
Other landing places maybe smaller but, as a port officially recognised, Ginostra holds the record.
In the port, called "Pertuso", bason only three boats, small ones, may anchor. Other boats are hauled onto dry lands as soon as they enter the port by sliding them on characteristic wooden "falanghe", allowing the boat to easily slide on its hull during the baching.
For the landing of larger boats the practice is to "rollo" (roll on) which means small boats take off reaching the side of the larger waiting boats, transbord the passengers and carries hem to shore.
This transfer often becomes a dangerous adventure when the sea is rough and for a few days sometimes passengers remain isolate on the island.