The Tuscan archipelago and its 7 islands

Legend has it that the Tuscan Archipelago originated from a necklace of pearls loosened from the neck of Venus, goddess of beauty and love, and the pearls that fell into the waters of the Tyrrhenian thus generated the islands of the archipelago.

The seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago represent a true heritage of humanity. Their wealth in terms of biodiversity, geological and mineralogical characteristics, ecosystems and endemics has led the national legislature to establish in 1996 the largest marine protected area in Europe: the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago. Each island has in itself unique characteristics and all together are located within a stretch of sea included in the famous “Marine Mammal Sanctuary”, an area of ​​the Tyrrhenian favored by these spectacular and unfortunately increasingly rare animals.

Few other tourist resorts in the world can boast an equally rich and varied offer in the space of a few kilometers: from the seabed, true paradise of the sub, to the mountains surrounded by secular woods, from the beaches and coves framed by the Mediterranean to the small villages of hill immersed in a timeless quiet.

Each visitor can find their own dimension of the holiday, practicing their favorite sport, indulging in the ritual of tanning or going to the discovery of what the Tuscan Archipelago can offer in terms of history, culture and gastronomy.

Montecristo

Giannutri

Gorgona

Giglio

History of Pianosa

Pianosa

Capraia