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Tuscan archipelago
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Elba Island

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Portoferraio
N Elba island


Portoferraio
N Elba island


Portoferraio
N Elba island


Portoferraio
the Ghiaie beach


Portoferraio, the
ESAOM shipyard

Portoferraio
N Elba island

Lacona
S Elba Island


Lacona
S Elba Island


Marina di Campo
S Elba Island


Marina di Campo
S Elba Island


Cavoli
S Elba Island

Fetovaia
S Elba Island

Marciana alta

Marciana alta


Marciana Marina


Marciana Marina
N Elba Island

Marciana Marina
N Elba Island

Procchio, Biodola, Enfola
N Elba Island

Rio Marina
E Elba Island

Porto Azzurro
S Elba Island
     
Elba is the biggest of the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. On Elba there are only about 25'000 residents but in the summer months there is a huge tourism affluence. Portoferraio (N) is the biggest place. Other villages at the sea are Cavo (NE), Rio Marina (E), Porto Azzurro (E), Lacona (S), Marina di Campo (S), Cavoli (S), Seccheto (S), Fetovaia (S), Pomonte (W), Chiessi (W), St. Andrea (NW), Marciana Marina (N) and Procchio (N). Main Harbors and Marinas are in Portoferraio, Porto Azzurro and Marciana Marina. There are also a lot of beautiful bays with good anchoring grounds. ESAOM CESA, a good shipyard is located in Portoferraio (e-mail).

Giglio Island

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Giglio Castello
Giglio Island


Giglio Castello
Giglio Island


Campese bay
N Giglio Island

sundown at the Campese bay
N Giglio Island

sundown at the Campese bay
N Giglio Island

Giglio N side

the harbor
E Giglio Island
Giglio is the second biggest island of the Tuscan archipelago. There are 3 villages on Giglio: Giglio Porto on the East side, Giglio Campese in the North and Giglio Castello on the hill. A small harbor is at Giglio Porto, hopeless full in the summer months.
Good anchoring grounds in the Campese bay, protected from southerly winds, and at two bays adjacent to the harbor. Good ground, if the weather permits it, at Cala dell'allume in the Northwest of the island.

Giannutri Island

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Giannutri Island


Giannutri Island


Giannutri Island
Giannutri is the island most in the South of the Tuscan archipelago.
It's formed like a horseshoe. Giannutri is a private island. There is a small bungalow village on it.
The big bay in the middle is a good anchoring site with winds from W to E. Anchoring depth about 20-30 meters even next to the coast.
The rest of the island is under natural protection and off limits between 1 nautical mile.

Montecristo Island

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Montecristo Island


Cala Maestra
Montecristo Island

That's the island of the Montecristo count in the novel of Alexandre Dumas. In the Middle Ages a hiding place for pirates.
A lot of people searched for the treasure described in the novel but never found it.
Montecristo is since many years under natural protection and the waters around Montecristo are off limits for 3 nautical miles.

Africa rock

Africa rock
looking W

Africa rock
looking E

Africa rock is literally a rock surmounted by a lighthouse.
Anchoring is only at very calm weather conditions possible. Shallow waters.
Very interesting ground for snorkeling and diving.
In the past abounding in fish.

Pianosa Island

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Pianosa Island
1972

Pianosa Island
east side

Pianosa Island
the village

Pianosa Island
east side
 
For about 20 years Pianosa was a high security penitentiary and fully closed to visitors. The waters around Pianosa were off limits between one nautical mile. In 2000 the penitentiary moved away but the island can only be visited with guided tours starting from Elba. The off limits zone of 1 nautical mile still persists.

Capraia Island


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Capraia village


Capraia village


Punta dello Zenobito
S Capraia Island


La Cittadella
E Capraia Island


La Cittadella
E Capraia Island

The small harbor

The small harbor

Anchoring site
next to the harbor

Capraia harbor

The village
Capraia Island

The village
Capraia Island
The Island of Capraia is of volcanic origins. There is a small harbor on the East side. In the summer months the harbor is hopeless full. Anchoring in the bay adjacent to the harbor is OK. Depth 10-15 meters. Sand and grass. Sometimes in the night, strong falling winds from the South.
On the East side there are also a couple of small and not well protected bays for anchoring.
The major part of the West side (is not interesting) is under natural protection. The off limits zone is of 1 nautical mile width.

Gorgona Island


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Sorry, no pictures of Gorgona Island. I was never there.
On the Gorgona island, there is a penitentiary. Keep at least 1 nautical mile distance from the coast

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