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Tuscan Archipelago islands / 09.02.2016

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="23792,23795,23798"] The smallest island of the Tuscan Archipelago In the sea by Livorno, at 37km from the coast lies the island of Gorgona, the smallest and southernmost island of the tuscan archipelago. A green mountain resting on the sea, with contours that remind of either a woman or enormous cetacean, approximately 220 hectares, mostly mountainous, and rich in typical mediterranean vegetation. An incontaminated nature that offers shelter to...

Tuscan Archipelago islands / 09.02.2016

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="23778,23781,23784"] Capraia, wild island The island of Capraia is the third biggest of the Tuscan Archipelago, and is located northwest of Elba Islanda, 16 miles from Corsica and 36 miles from Livorno. Capraia is an island of volcanic origin with the volcanic cone still well visible in the wonderful Cala Rossa. An extraordinary spectacle of sculpture by the eriosion of lava, the...

Tuscan Archipelago islands / 12.01.2015

Covering approximately 10 square kilometers, the island of Montecristo is one of the wildest uncontaminated islands of the entire Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Composed mainly of gray-pink granite, this mysterious island is located south of Elba, west of the Giglio Island and the Monte Argentario. The Island of Edmond Dantès The island inspired the writer Alexander Dumas who completed in 1844 his famous novel “The Count of Montecristo”. The tiny island of the Archipelago is...

Tuscan Archipelago islands / 12.01.2015

[gallery columns="1" ids="16577,17039"] The soot island Third largest island in Italy, Elba (about 224 sq km) is also the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. The island was inhabited in ancient times by populations of Ligurian stock, who first gained its first name Ilvates, becoming during the Roman period Ilva, then changed in the Middle Ages in Ilba Helba. But the most famous name by which the Island of Elba was known in the ancient...

Tuscan Archipelago islands / 12.01.2015

The goats island The island has been inhabited since the Iron Age. Giglio owes it's name to the presence in past times of numerous goats (αίγες in greek). The name Giglio derives from the Latin version of the Greek word for "goat", Αιγύλιον (Aigylion): Goat Island, then Igilium by the Roman and transformed in Gilio in the Middle Age. The second island of the archipelago Giglio is the second biggest island of Tuscan Archipelago with...

Tuscan Archipelago islands / 12.01.2015

The crescent shaped island in the tyrrhenian sea Giannutri Island is the southernmost of the Tuscan Archipelago and is part of the Municipality of Giglio Island, from this about 8 miles south far away. About six miles separate Giannutri from Porto Santo Stefano. This 3 km long and over 500 meters wide half-moon shaped island is characterized by four rocky peaks (Poggio del Capelrosso, Monte Mario, Monte Adami and Poggio del Cannone) and rugged...

Tuscan Archipelago islands / 12.01.2015

[gallery ids="17057,17070"] The flat island The island is so called because is almost completely flat with only a slight elevation in some places. Populated since the Paleolithic on Pianosa there are still preserved remains of a Roman villa and a system of catacombs. Olive trees have been planted in and around vineyards for thousands of years, so that today there is only lentiscus of the Mediterranean, while numerous herbaceous species color the landscape with their...

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