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Livorno and the Tuscan Archipelago

Livorno and the Tuscan Archipelago

Between nature and Romanticism

The seven pearls of Venus fallen into the Tyrrhenian Sea

Imagine walking along the Livorno promenade caressed by the breeze and the warmth of the sun. Your gaze, filled with the dazzling light that blesses this city, shifts towards the horizon, catching sight of the silhouettes of nearby lands.

They are the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, along with a series of smaller islets, shoals, and rocks, emerging from the waves and creating a natural bridge between the Livorno coast and Corsica: an extensive protected area that has been a UNESCO MaB Reserve (Man and the Biosphere) since 2003.

Playing with the contours of this great natural mosaic, you will begin to familiarize yourself with one of the most incredible wonders of the Mediterranean: the seven pearls of Venus fallen into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Between romance and mythology, the legend tells us that Venus, just born, or rather just emerged from the waters, in her hurry to reach her beloved Eros, dropped into the sea seven pearls from the necklace that Paris had given her. Seven pearls that, instead of sinking, turned into islands populated with plants and animals.

Getting to know them, you will discover that their beauty can only come from Venus. All of them are exciting and each one is different from the other.

The large and beautiful Elba with its Napoleonic memories and its rich and jagged coast, the rugged, fascinating, and volcanic Capraia, the flat and barren Pianosa, the mysterious Montecristo, the small Giannutri, the granitic and green Giglio Island, the hardly accessible Gorgona with its agricultural penal colony.

Different indeed, but also all daughters of the same Tyrrhenian nature embedded in the Pelagos Cetacean Sanctuary: a heritage of clear and crystalline waters, cliffs, enchanting bays and coves, paradisiacal and welcoming beaches, infinite seabeds, and romantic sunsets that evoke distant landscapes just a few miles from the Livorno and Tuscan coast.

Useful informations

  • Who:

    Alone, Children and families, Groups, In pairs, With friends

  • When:

    Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter

  • What:

    Connect with nature, Relax

  • Other characteristics

    Free, Outdoors, Without reservation

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