An archipelago rich in natural and human history
The Tuscan Archipelago National Park is the largest marine park in Europe, a vast area including seven main islands and a few smaller islets for a total of over 56 thousand hectares of sea and almost 18 thousand hectares of land.
Dominating the marine park is the large island of Elba, the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, followed by its smaller “sisters”: Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri, the southernmost of the seven.
Don’t miss nearby gems, including Palmaiola, an important nesting place for Corsican seagulls, and Cerboli.
The entire area has been a national park since 1980, when the explosion of tourism made it necessary to protect the precious landscapes and endemic species exclusive to this area, from the lush flora thanks to the favourable Mediterranean climate to the fauna that includes mammals and migratory birds that have inhabited this natural paradise for decades.