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Migrants to be put up in luxury accommodation across idyllic Italian island

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Council bosses have identified three different impressive locations in Anacapri, Naples, to host 22 asylum seekers.

The luxury locations include a research centre, a villa from the mid-nineteenth century and a lighthouse, which is said to be one of the most scenic and spectacular sites on the island.

The controversial plans are part of the city council’s programme to distribute refugees across Naples, a southern city in Italy, as the migrant crisis continues to grip the Mediterranean country.

Anacapri

The first place is a newly-renovated property owned by the National Centre of Research (CNR) that once housed the headquarters of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and now is partially used for seminars and study workshops.

While Mayor Franco Cerrotta has also placed in the lighthouse of Punta Carena owned by the Navy on the list of accommodation.

Mid-nineteenth century Villa Orlandi is also on the luxury list, managed by Federico II University and used for conferences and as a research centre.

With more than 28,500 migrants arriving since January 1, Italy has once again become the principal entry point for new arrivals into Europe, following a controversial EU-Turkey deal and the closure of the Balkan route up from Greece.

Italy migrant crisis

Official figures show more than 420,000 migrants and refugees from Syria and other countries have landed in Italy since the start of the migrant crisis in 2014.

Many have had hopes of reaching richer northern European nations thwarted by a border crackdown, leading to overcrowding in Italian transit centres and camps.

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