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Arcipelago Toscano

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According to legend, the goddess of beauty Aphrodite, emerging from the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, dropped seven pearls from her necklace neck, that ending up in the sea became the seven islands of the Arcipelago Toscano.

 

TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO, UNSPOILT CORNER OF NATURE

The Arcipelago Toscano national park is the largest marine park in Europe, are part of seven extraordinary Islands:

  • Isola d'Elba, a major, third-largest in Italy. The remains of his great historical past, Etruscan buildings, Medici fortresses, Spanish castles;
  • Il Giglio, formed almost entirely of granite is the second largest and boasts an incredible wealth of vegetation and wildlife;
  • Capraia, unique volcanic island of the archipelago provides visitors with numerous historic sites
  • Monte Cristo, famous for the novel of Dumas 'Il conte di Monte Cristo", is the most rugged and inaccessible;
  • Pianosa is the closest to Elba, until 1997 hosted a maximum security prison that allowed him to preserve the island's natural heritage
  • Giannutri, long remained uninhabited except in Roman period which preserves the beautiful remains of a villa, is today known as the Isola dei gabbiani to the colony of yellow-legged gulls that populate;
  • Gorgona, the smallest of the archipelago but rich in Etruscan and Roman ruins;
  • some smaller islands.

 

TREASURE TROVE OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

A unique archipelago because every island represents a reality in itself, but at the same time, all equally rich in nature, history and art.

Here the crystal clear sea, Mediterranean vegetation and sandy coves soft welcomes its visitors offering scenic landscapes and backdrops to discover.

 

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Typical products

For lovers of hard stones, Elba , whose subsoil is rich in several minerals (quartz, pyrite, malachite, hematite, tourmaline), has a tradition in the manufacture of these stones for original jewelry and decorative objects.

But the beautiful islands of the Tuscan archipelago are a riot of flavors, just to name a few: Aleatico Passito dell’Elba DOCG, the gurguglione, traditional country dish of Elba that influenced by the Hispanic and the panficato del Giglio prepared with Sun-dried figs and grapes of the island out of granite plates.

 

Municipalities

The municipalities that are part of the Arcipelago Toscano are: Campo nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Capraia, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Porto Azzurro, capoliveri, Rio Marina and Rio nell'Elba all in the province of Livorno and Isola del Giglio in Tuscany.

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Typicality and traditions

Campo nell'Elba

Capoliveri

Capraia Isola

Isola del Giglio

Marciana

Marciana Marina

Porto Azzurro

Portoferraio

Rio

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