Budelli is located several hundred meters south of the Razzoli and Santa Maria islands. It has a surface of 1.6 square kilometres (0.62 sq mi) and an overall coastal span of 12.3 kilometres (7.6 mi). The highest point is Monte Budello, at 87 metres (285 ft).
Budelli is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is especially renowned for its Spiaggia Rosa ("Pink Beach"), in the south-eastern part of the island, which owes its typical color to microscopic fragments of corals and shells such as Miriapora truncata and Miniacina miniacea. Budelli is one of four uninhabited islands in the Maddalena archipelago: the others are Caprera, Spargi, and Razzoli.
The island was purchased in October 2013 for €2.94 million. The buyer was a New Zealander, the CIO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, who intends to protect the ecosystem on the island. However, the Italian government has passed laws to begin the process to repossess the island. Coordinates:
- "Kiwi buys Mediterranean island - for a bargain". The New Zealand Herald. 4 October 2013.
- "Italy wants to buy back CBA employee's $4m island". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 November, 2013.
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