|Sailing among the Tuscan Archipelago|
We modern navigators will have the modern satellite technology at our service and will respect all the safety measures required to safely face the sea. Our skippers know their boats and know how to respect the sea. On board you will enjoy the company of a naturalistic guide or of a biologist who will illustrate the sea and its inhabitants; it’s not rare to see cetaceans along our courses. Once you have reached the islands you go from the sea to the mountains walking a few kilometres. The legend pretends the islands of the Tuscan archipelago were born from the pearls of a Tyrrhenian Venus’ necklace, which came unstrung from her neck. Once among strawberry trees, mastic trees, Spanish brooms, lavender, rosemary and myrtle, the scents of the Mediterranean scrub will immediately enchant your senses. But each island has its own aroma. You will learn to recognize each scent arriving from the sea. Elba island is also an incredible museum in the open air: granite, marble, sandstone, tormaline, quartz, hornblende, haematite and many others tell us its whole geological history, and much more. Napoleon was king of the island.
Capraia once was a volcano… afterwards it has been a prison.
Gorgona, Pianosa and Montecristo are unapproachable, but they can be visited with special permission by the Park’s authorities.
Giglio and Giannutri are the most southern islands and we can reach them last: in Giannutri there is a patrician villa, but the island is settled only by tourists, while Giglio boasts a history of Saracen raids and maritime republics.
In every island you can find breathtaking seabed and bays with turquoise water.
The islands are seven, as the week’s days, but surely seven days won’t be enough to see them all and you will desire to come back!