National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, where a delightfully Mediterranean and island climate reigns, which favors the growth of beautiful evergreen plants with very small flowers such as broom. But in this beautiful area, unmissable, there are also large forests of holm oak and a flora rich in Phoenician juniper, myrtle, the wonderful heather, good rosemary, the note lavender. Like animals, they await us in the Park of the Tuscan Archipelago martens and wild rabbits but also many migratory birds, including shearwaters and Corsican seagulls. The latter are also a symbol of the park and will give us an official welcome.
National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago: where it is located
Established in 1996 on National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago is located off the coast of Tuscany and extends for 16,856.00 hectares on land and 56,766.00 at sea in an area that embraces 50% of the island of Elba and 40% of the island of Giglio, 80% of the island of Capraia and 100% of the smaller islands. There are 11 municipalities, including on Elba, Portoferraio and Capoliveri, and then Capraia and Giglio, for a total of 2 provinces involved: Livorno and Grosseto.
The coastal development of the Park is about 250 km and they include the perimeters of smaller islets, at least a dozen, and rocks. The Ants of Grosseto north of the island of Giglio, or lo Rock of Africa o Montecristo Ants west of Montecristo Island.
National Park Authority of the Tuscan Archipelago
To manage the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago the body of the same name takes care of it, with the important responsibility of having the Largest marine park in the Mediterranean. In fact it includes seven islands, numerous islets and rocks. As we have already seen, the institution relates from an administrative point of view with the two southernmost provinces of Tuscany, in that of Livorno there are the islands of Elba, Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa and Montecristo, in that of Grosseto the islands of Giglio and Giannutri. And then there is theisland of Capraia it is close to Corsica.
National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago: Elba
L'Elba island, as well as being one of the major attractions for the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago it is also the third largest Italian island with its 22,350 hectares and a maximum east-west width of 27 km. It is located 10 km from the coast of Piombino, it houses eight municipalities and has a shape that may seem triangular even if it is so articulated as to be almost “not drawable”. Better to photograph it and visit it.
His is a mainly mountainous and hilly area that reaches its peak with the Monte Capanne, to 1019, while the flat areas are scarce, some are found near the southern bays.
National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago: Portoferraio
It is not the goal in National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago to be chosen by nature but because it is the seat of the Info Park, a place open to the public and with specialized staff who provide information on the regulation and use of all islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Not only that: in this useful info office you can also get information regarding tourist accommodation and you can make reservations for all the islands. Also here, various environmental education and school tourism projects and a bookshop.L'Info Park of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park it is located in Portoferraio in Calata Italia n. 4, in front of the ferry terminals.
National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago: Pianosa
Fifth island of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, Pianosa it extends for 10.2 square kilometers about 14 km south-west from the coasts of the Island of Elba, 40 km east of Corsica. Pianosa is the lowest island of the archipelago, has rocky coasts with many cliffs so let's not go there in search of beaches, but of an adventure nature and rocks.
On the other hand, it is covered by a rich and typical Mediterranean scrub where they stand out mastic, rosemary, the Phoenician juniper and the spazzaforno, a rare shrub that is found mainly in poor and rocky soils. Pianosa is the island of National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago more suitable for lovers of birdwatching who will find flying bee-eaters, intertwining withhoopoe and glides.
National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago: official site
Excellent and practical, the official website of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park which I recommend you consult to finalize your trip. You will find general and specific information about each island, updated advice and activities to participate in for a blue but also green Mediterranean holiday.
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