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Island of Pianosa

Overview

About twenty kilometres northeast of Capraia, Pianosa is a rocky plateau, also completely uninhabited. At a maximum of 15 metres above sea level, during storm surges it is almost completely submerged. Pianosa is part of the strict nature reserve, so bear in mind that, within 500 metres of the island, landing, sailing, fishing and diving are prohibited, unless accompanied by authorised diving guides. We recommend contacting them to make arrangements: the seabed is spectacular!
The marine flora is magnificent, rich in sponges, soft corals and seaweed meadows, while the fauna of fish and crustaceans is equally fascinating, with octopus, white seabream, gilthead bream, dentex, groupers and giant lobsters. Birdwatching enthusiasts also have plenty of surprises in store: circling the sky are greater and lesser shearwaters of the genus Diomedea, pallid swifts and Eleonora's falcons.

Island of Pianosa
6PGV+6WF Isole Tremiti FG, Italy

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