Capraia only became part of the Region of Tuscany in the 20th Century and its architecture is similar to the small villages of the Ligurian coast, famous for their defensive towers. On Capraia there's a castle, churches, an ex-prison and colored houses.
Only 3% of the island is populated, the other 97% is a National Park or the area of the ex-prison (that was in use from 1873 to 1986). The best way to explore Capraia is on foot or by boat. Except for Mortola, most of the beaches don't have sand. Walking around the main village on the island you'll find yourself surrounded by nature. Early in the morning, to see the rising sun, there's an easy path to Cala dello Zurletto on the East coast of the island. According to the season you'll find different flowers and animals like wild rabbit or gulls.