Tuscan archipelago is a group of seven major islands that are located between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea and belong to Italy. The largest island is Elba, while the other six are the larger islands of Capraia, Giglio, Pianosa, Gorgona, Giannutria and Montecristo. In addition to these, there are many smaller islands and cliffs in the Tuscan archipelago.
Cruise around the 7 most famous islands Tuscan archipelago is the best way to fully experience the waters of Tuscany, go all the sights and famous beaches. Crystal clear water and excellent Tuscan air conditioners undoubtedly guarantee an excellent atmosphere during cruising.
Tuscany is located in the central part of Italy and is known as the largest art warehouse in the world. Tuscany has incredible natural treasures and there are many reasons why tourists are visiting it. One of them is the Tuscan archipelago, located between the Tuscan coast and the Corsica. The Tuscan archipelago has a multitude of islands surrounded by crystal clear sea, Mediterranean vegetation and various seafloor. The largest and most famous island of Tuscan archipelago is Elba, also called Napoleon Island. Elba is located in the district of Livorno and is 20 km away from the coast. It is a green oasis of this part of Italy, rich with beautiful beaches. Elba is considered the reason for the pearl of the Mediterranean because, according to the legend, the pearl of the goddess Aphrodite just fell down as she stared up to catch her husband. On the other hand, Elba is also Napoleon's island because after being expelled from France, Napoleon spent some time here. Mount Monte Capanne is one of the trademarks of Elba while the largest city on the island of Portoferraio. The island is famous for its various beaches, both sandy and rocky with cliffs from which they climb straight into the crystal clear sea. Near Portoferraio there are two especially beautiful sands to which visitors are happy to come, Biodola and Punta Pina. The biggest sandy beach on the Elba that is worth a visit is Procchio.
Located 20 km from the coast, in the Tuscany area, the island of Elba is an ideal place for a quiet or active holiday and enjoying Tuscan scenery. It is also an excellent starting point for cruising along the Tuscan archipelago. Elba is the island that Napoleon was exiled after his forced abdication in 1814.
The charming city of Porto Santo Stefano is known for its maritime tradition and the beautiful bay. It is one of the most important cities in the area of Monte Argentario and one of the main stops of all ships that sail in the Mediterranean.
Giglio belongs to Tuscan archipelago and is known for its unspoiled nature. From this island you can easily visit other surrounding islands.
It took its name due to the fact that its territory is practically completely flat, and the highest point is only 29m above sea level. It used to be a prison, but now its almost entirely uninhabited. All that stands are the old prison and the museum, a few houses, a restaurant and the Roman ruins. As a result, the whole island gives off the feeling of a ghost town and can be quite spooky.
It is an island of volcanic origin and it is considered to be paradise for nature lovers and walkers. It has protected national park status, and is extremely unspoiled and rich in wildlife.
The yacht charter season in Italy starts from May through the beginning of October.
The high season runs from the first week of August till the third week of August where the temperature is around 25°C.
The amount of wind varies greatly depending on the location and time of year. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily tend to enjoy more wind than the Bay of Naples and the Riviera but, in general, there is a lot less during the summer months than other times of the year. In the meantime, the variety of scenery, the fabulous climate, the beautifully clear water and Italian food and wine certainly go some way to make up for the lack of wind!
The warmest months are July and August, with average temperatures of 25°C/77°F and day temperatures often well over 30°C/90°F
It is always a smart idea to avoid peak seasons, both in terms of charter cost but also to avoid crowed beaches, marinas and restaurants. The following graphs depict the demand* for yacht holiday in respect with average precipitation and average temperature.
To avoid peak seasons while still having comfort weather conditions, start your trip from second half of June until first half of July or the second half of August until first week of September.
For Tuscan Archipelago, you can take your boat from one of the neighbour marinas such as either Marina di Scarlino in Puntone, Cecina or Castiglioncello, or get the ferry from Piombino to get yo Elbe and start your trip from there.
To reach Tuscany you can fly directly to either Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa or Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola, in Florence. Located only 80 km apart. Alternatively to get a more reasonably priced flights you can fly to the largest international airports in Milan or Rome. From there it is easy to take the train to get to Tuscany.
Italy is an EU country, and hence EU citizens require no visa to enter the country, while non EU citizens have to check before travel.
The official currency is Euro.