This is, without doubt, the steepest and most uneven island of the Maddalena Archipelago: thanks to this characteristic, it offers the most interesting examples of granite clusters, which assume really “artistic” shapes along many stretches of its coast. The best approach is from Cala Lunga, a small submerged valley into which the sea creeps, taking splendid colours, through a forest of rocky spurs, variously shaped by erosion. The highest point, near the southern coast, is Monte Cappello (65 m), reachable by a short and easy climb so as to enjoy unforgettable panoramas over the archipelago and the granitic outlines of the islands below. A really extraordinary point of Razzoli is, for example, Cala del Rosario with its incredible rocks, on the north coast. Besides, an ancient mule-track leads from Cala Lunga to the imposing lighthouse building, thus giving the opportunity of an easy and pleasant walk in the wild nature, in the heart of the island. From the lighthouse of Razzoli, as from all the other heights of the archipelago, the outline and high mounts of Corsica - which is very near with the islands of Lavezzi and Cavallo - are clearly visible. This is the island closest to Corsica and together with the islands Budelli and Santa Maria it forms the lagoon of Porto Madonna, and is one of the luxury favourite destinations of sailing yacht charters in Sardinia.
It has little over 12 kilometres of coastline and a surface of 1.54 km2. The highest point of this pink granite island is Monte Cappello (65 m). The uninhabited island of Razzoli is separated from the island of Santa Maria by the narrow Passo degli Asinelli. This island is fascinating due to its waters abounding in fish and, in particular, due to the many bird species which live undisturbed on the island. Razzoli is the ideal nesting place for Royal seagulls, Sardinian sparrows, cormorants and large shearwaters. Turtles, dolphins and seals had been living there for a long time before becoming the object of a fierce hunt by fishermen. Only small groups of dolphins can still be seen in the waters around the island. The local lighthouse signals the presence of the group of islands. The jagged coastline of the island forms enchanting coves such as Cala Lunga on the south-western side, which is the only accessible one. Here the sea plays hide-and-seek with the rocks and penetrates into the many small bays such as Cala dei Morti, Cala Calaccia, Cala del Rosario, Cala dell'Acqua and Cala del Bue Marino.