The Tuscan Archipelago offers scenic views and crystal clear waters in an exceptional natural setting.
Elba Island is a mosaic of beaches, bays, and mountains in miniature, with a hinterland rich in forests and trails.It offers more than 150 km of coastline with beaches to suit all tastes, from cliffs to fine sand dunes, and its mild climate is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, sailing, and diving. Elba can be reached by ferry from Piombino and Livorno.
Across the coast from Follonica are smaller islands that are still little known but worth exploring. Pianosa Island is a peaceful oasis with deserted beaches and nature trails, surrounded by lush Mediterranean scrub. Until a few decades ago it was a prison, and retains ruins and fortifications from its past, while today it is a haven for slow tourism, accessible by daily boats from Piombino and Marina di Campo.
Giglio Island has small fishing villages, rocky coastlines and two natural harbors: you can tour the island by bike or scooter, relax in the coves, and dive in the sea caves. It is connected by ferries from Porto Santo Stefano.
Giannutri is the southernmost of the Archipelago, with a road that runs along the coast and into dense Mediterranean scrub; its sea, with caves and seabed rich in life, is ideal for snorkeling and diving. Giannutri can also be reached from Porto Santo Stefano by seasonal ferries.
These islands are must-see stops for a vacation of tranquility, sea and nature, and are well worth discovering for an escape from routine and to recharge your energy.