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Pianosa is a small island that forms part of Italy's Tuscan Archipelago and is 13 km to the south west of Elba, the island made famous by Napoleon. The island has a land mass of around 10 sq. km and at its highest point it is only 22 m above sea level. Forming part of the Archipelago Toscano National Park, it is a Marine Protected Area which forbids all forms of fishing, diving or anchoring of boats without first obtaining special permission. The island is unlike some of the other islands in the region as it does not have many shops or many tourist attractions. However, visitors will find a beautiful, peaceful island, full of charm which seems to entice visitors back again and again.
The only way to visit the island is to contact a special guided tour operator and the maximum number of visitors is 400 people per day. It is not possible to visit the island on your own as special permits are required. There are two boats that take tourists to the island: one leaves from Piombino and the other from Elba Island.
The Italian town of Piombino was once the ancient port of Felesia and today provides its many visitors with two splendid viewpoints that enable visitors to fully appreciate the town's amazing coastline. Providing stunning views over the sea is the natural terrace of Piazza Bovio and at the old port visitors will find the perfect location to sit and watch the hive of activity in the fishing port, along with its daily auction. The town is characterised by its paved streets that are lined with restaurants and wine bars and where delicious local food and wine can be sampled. In fact, the region has a strong links with gastronomy which includes the local growing of Baccala and potatoes and its local fish stew which contains Caciucco, Cuttlefish and stewed or stuffed Mussels. Piombino's 'Little Paris' district, named in reference to the rule of Elisa Bonaparte, contains a number of historic buildings that serve to remind visitors of the city's importance during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. These include the Rivellino, the Palazzo Nuovo, and the 16th century castle built by Cesare Borgia to defend the city.
From the port of Piombino ferries depart direct to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba Island is just 10km from the coast), as well as to Sardinia and Corsica.