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This is a presentation about our Tuscan Islands. It was made for our European School partners who are interested in it. Enjoy, and then come and visit us!

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Islands

  1. 1. L'Arcipelago Toscano (di fronte a Livorno) The Tuscan Archipelagus (in front of Livorno) A short explanation for our European friends (Class 3rd E)
  2. 2. Arcipelago Toscano
  3. 3. <ul><li>L'Arcipelago Toscano (Tuscan Archipelagus) consists of a group of seven major islands, the biggest one is Elba. The other ones are: Gorgona,Capraia, Pianosa,Giglio, Montecristo e Giannutri </li></ul>Storia, Arcipelago Toscano
  4. 4. Isola d'Elba
  5. 5. l'Elba Elba is the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelagus and it's part of a National Park. There were iron mines in the past and Napoleon was sent here on his exile
  6. 6. In 1055 Capraia was first conquered by the pirates and then by Pisans ...Capraia...
  7. 7. L'Isola di Capraia. <ul><li>It's a wonderful place. The coast is interrupted by sand and rocks and the water is really clean and clear as it was made of cristal! Sea gulls fly quitely or screaming on your head. There are also remains of old towers which were used to control the sea and the pirates' ships. Swimming here is a real pleasure! </li></ul>
  8. 8. L’Isola Di Gorgona. <ul><li>Gorgona is the smallest island in the Archipelagus . It's only 37 km far from Livorno and you can easily see it from the coast. It's profile reminds you the face of a woman. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pianosa
  10. 10. L'Isola di Pianosa The small island of Pianosa is about 10.25 square km. Its name comes from the Italian “pianura” (flat). Its highest point stands 22 m. On clear days, Elbans see Pianosa as a dark blue line over the lighter blue sea.
  11. 11. Isola di Montecristo
  12. 12. Isola di Montecristo This small island is probably best known as a fictional setting in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, but the actual island does not correspond closely to the description in the novel. Now it's part of a NationalPark.
  13. 13. Isola del giglio
  14. 14. L'Isola del Giglio This island is separated by a 16 km stretch of sea from the Argentario promontory, in Tuscany: mainly mountainous, it consists almost entirely of granites. 90% of its surface is covered by Mediterranean vegetation alternated with large pine forests and numerous vineyards. The coast is 27 km long, made up of rocks, smooth cliffs and several bays.
  15. 15. L'Isola di Giannutri
  16. 16. L'Isola di Giannutri This is an island with the shape of a half moon in the Tuscan Archipelago. It's well known for its bays, the wild vegetation and the antique Roman Villa. An opportunity for a swim in the crystal clear water or for a walk around the inside of the island.

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