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Isola di Pianosa, Tuscany

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  • Was my second visit to Pianosa and I must say it is always beautiful. We toured the country obviously uninhabited but really impressive for its beautiful coastline and the atmosphere on the island. The sea was a little rough but still transparent in the only beach where you can swim in Cala Giovanna, cigare sea shoes because to get into the water you have to go on visit to Rio Marina but low Scoglietti is a bit short, only three hour layover, but coming from Marina di campo there are many possible excursions. I hope to come back again and why not to stay at least one night because it must be beautiful after dark when all the tourists go away ...
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  • an unforgettable experience to define, impressive beyond all imagination. This penal colony almost completely abandoned and that almost makes the difference. In fact within its limits lie the most fascinating things. Access quota prevents the mass tourism, the prohibition of fishing makes the sea a real aquarium, the lack of boats make it a quiet and pollution-free and that you can tell by the transparency of the water. silence and tranquility are the masters. Everything is no rush or anxiety and the Museum the catacombs as the village abandoned you can visit in stride. the country abandoned a Mexican places seen in many spaghetti westerns such as the hotel and bar restaurant run by inmates have a kind of bygone days. I made the choice to stop only in Calabria Jeanne to enjoy in peace the last swim of the season along with a few friends but deliberately to have reason to return ....
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  • In 1858 an agricultural penitentiary Colony which over the years became almost pioneering: were are incubators for poultry, machines for the production of wine etc.. Over the years became a sanatorium for prisoners because it was thought that the clean air of the island could be therapeutic for the prisoners sick of TB. Were also planted pine trees with a view to making "better" air. Unfortunately all this couldn't be the only therapy and after scores of deaths realized that to heal from this disease was not enough "clean air". The colony became independent cultivating cereals and mix together. Viticulture with wine production, cattle and poultry, in short everything necessary to life. Over the years, populated and with increasing populations, schools and shops were built. With the transformation of prison in "jailhouse" and subsequent arrival of detainees 41 bis will put an end to the "normal" life. In 1998 he closed the prison. Today there are 21 detainees in semi liberty who collaborate to maintain this through their work with tasks of cleaning streets and amenities for guest use property of the Ministry of Justice. Some are concerned with cultivating vegetable gardens, whose products are sold to tourists, and partially cooked the only restaurant on the island. The restaurant/bar is run by a cooperative partly owned by any inmate with duties of waiter, kitchen and cleaning of the premises. Prison guards are also present on the island. There is only one official resident, Mr. Charles, who was born and raised on the island. Only part of the island can be visited independently, i.e. the part that remains outside the great wall of the prison. To visit the Interior you must go with tour guides. There is a free beach (the only accessible) of white sand where you can swim. The ban on bathing in the rest of the island is due to the fact of maintaining an ecosystem as intact as possible. This island is one of the few places where you play the Cory's Shearwater. The island can be reached directly from Piombino only once a week (Tuesday) by ferry lasts 45 minutes and during the summer season from Elba with daily ferries arriving and departing at 11 a.m. 17. To access the island you must pay tax of 8 euros. There is also a hotel with 10 rooms and catering of these takes place at nearby restaurant. There is no television but there is free WI-FI. It is possible, by booking, go mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling and carriage drawn by 2 horses. For those staying on the island this year there was a travel guide of regione toscana, which from 10 to 11 and in the afternoon from 17 accompanied him to visit the island with descriptions is of historical interest that ecological/scientific. There are also catacombs of the first century ad that are open to the public at times accompanied by Mr. Charles, who has a thorough knowledge of places and history and that with their tales filled with passion enriches the visit of emotionality. I stayed for 7 nights and when I left I was afraid that I would get bored, felt isolated and instead ... a surprise! There was a day when boredom has prevailed. Hiked, swam much! In the evening you were with the few on the island, to chat or go for a walk, things of the past! P.s. dogs are allowed but only in areas open to visitors without the guidance that is "this side" of the wall that is in part of the island where the port, Allowed on the beach where you can swim with their owners.
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