Island of Pianosa
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The Island of Pianosa, which for administration purposes is considered part of the Municipality of Campo on the island of Elba, has an area of 10.2 sq Km. It is, in fact, the island closest to the coast of Elba, and owes its name to the
flatness of its terrain. The climate is very mild, except in the summer when the temperature rises quite considerably and there is little rain. Much of the land is covered with Mediterranean scrub together with numerous olive trees, cacti, agaves and asfodels. The wildest part of the land, called il Marchese, offers unforgettable glimpses of headlands where cliffs of fossil shells alternate with rocky coves, together forming outstanding vistas. Landing is possible at the tiny port in a small peninsula on the eastern coast, which is where the La Scola rock can be found. The ruins of the Roman Villa of Postumo Agrippa are in the bay of S. Giovanni (St. Johnís bay) on the eastern coast. The island was inhabited from Neolithic times and then later, was under Roman rule. In the Middle Ages it belonged to Pisa, to Genoa and then to the Appiano family from Piombino who repopulated it.
In the Island of Elba and Archipelago, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.
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