Capraia, the volcanic island of the Tuscan archipelago

Jun 23, 2022 160

BY: Paolo Melissi

Capraia, in the province of Livorno, is an island of volcanic origin, still particularly wild and uncontaminated, which owes its name to the historic presence of wild goats on its territory, which is just over 50 kilometers from Piombino, and it is also the furthest from the mainland of the Tuscan Archipelago islands. Much of its territory falls within the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, while the sea that surrounds it is part of the protected maritime area.

In Capraia you can see the sixteenth-century Fort of San Giorgio, which stands on a hill near the port, once used by the island’s population to defend against attacks and pirate raids. 

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