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Hiking on the Montecristo Island in Tuscany
Photo © Leila Firusbakht
Photo © Leila Firusbakht

Vivere il Parco

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A year of events and initiatives in the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago

The Tuscan Archipelago consists of seven wonderful islands, treasures of beauty and biodiversity, history, archaeology and traditions, set in a crystal clear sea.
A true natural paradise protected thanks to the establishment of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, whose protection covers a stretch of sea of more than 600 square kilometers.

“Vivere il Parco” (Live the Park) is the annual calendar that gathers the events to enjoy this precious treasure, to walk it, touch it, explore it, draw it, breathe it, taste it, navigate it, delve into it and love it!

An extensive and varied program of initiatives and events divided by categories (children’s activities, nature-watching, hiking, geo-experience, discover the sea, trekking with tasting, nature and history trekking) and seasons:

  • Winter in the Park (February), to explore the Archipelago even in winter
  • Spring in the Park (March - May)
  • Summer in the Park (June - September) and Summer in the Park Junior, with children’s activities
  • Fall in the Park (October - November)

Elba Island
Between the beginning of February and the beginning of November, the largest island in the archipelago offers a wide program of events for all seasons and ages: trekking, guided tours of the Volterraio Fortress and the Roman Villa of the Grotte, birdwatching, walks with experts, food and wine events, nature snorkeling, sky watching.
Every Monday between June 17 and September 30: whale watching in the International Sanctuary for Marine Mammal Protection "Pelagos", one of Europe's largest protection areas.
Summer in the Park Junior (June 14 - September 4) schedules a series of activities for children, such as free workshops on marine biology.

In Capraia, some initiatives are planned in spring and fall, while in summer the calendar has a weekly trend, with events every day.

In addition to some spring and fall initiatives, the summer calendar includes events for adults and children divided according to days of the week.

Nature treks, carriage tours, mountain biking and sea kayak tours, snorkeling trips accompanied by underwater environmental guides inside the biologically protected zone, guided visits of the House of the Agronomist, the Geological and Archaeological Science Museum and the Catacombs are organized on the island, former agricultural penal colony and former maximum security prison.

Excursions along the Archaeological Trail and Naturalist Trail are organized from spring to fall, as well as daily excursion with boat departure from Porto Santo Stefano and historical/naturalistic tour of the island.

At last, with regard to the small islands of Gorgona and Montecristo, due to their unique status as the site of a penitentiary the former and State Natural Reserve the latter, visits are specifically restricted and regulated and always by reservation.

Discover the full program of Vivere il Parco 2024.
For information and reservations:

Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano
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