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Gorgona

Gorgona, Italy

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About Gorgona

One of the beautiful islands in the Tuscan Archipelago, a group of islands off the west coast of Italy. There are 2 main islands and 2 tiny rocky keys. The main island of Gorgona is around 26 sq km in area. There are no permanent dwellers on the island. The island is covered with tropical forest, which includes 46 species of reptile, 18 of these snakes, bats, sloths, monkeys, tortoises, as well as the abundant marine life in its waters which can be seen snorkeling from the beach or diving.


Attractions near Gorgona

Terrazza Mascagni34.26km from Gorgona

The Mascagni Terrace is one of the most elegant and evocative places in Livorno and is located on the seafront on the edge of Viale Italia. The original nucleus was built starting from the 1920s, but the terrace was considerably extended immediately after the war when it was named after the Livorno composer Pietro Mascagni. Severely damaged over the years by violent storm surges and neglect, at the end of the nineties, the terrace was completely restored

Piazza della Repubblica36.11km from Gorgona

Piazza Della Repubblica is a rectangular square in the historic center of Florence, measuring approximately 75 m by 100 m. It is the best-known result of the " Risanamento " era , when the town planning of the city was redefined following the settlement of the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in Florence from 1865 to 1871.  has been the center of the city since Roman times. Here, exactly where the Colonna dell'Abbondanza is , the cardo and the decumanus maximi met and the great forum opened.

The natural park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli is a protected natural area established with LR Toscana n. 61 of 13 December 1979.  The territory of the park extends along the coastal strip of the provinces of Pisa and Lucca including the municipalities of Pisa , Viareggio , San Giuliano Terme , Vecchiano , Massarosa . It also includes Lake Massaciuccoli , the mouths of the Serchio , Arno and Fiume Morto rivers , the former presidential estate of San Rossore,

The Church of Santa Maria Della Spina, located on Arno riverbank in Pisa like a little gem, is an extraordinary example of Pisan Gothic and was originally an oratory built-in 1230.  The name of Della Spina derives from the presence of a thorn, putatively part of the crown of thorns placed on Christ during his Passion and Crucifixion.  The church no longer houses the “thorn”. The “thorn” is now in the Chiesa di Santa Chiara, which is on show inside and can be found on Via Roma.

Piazza dei Cavalieri51.56km from Gorgona

Piazza Dei Cavalieri, is an important landmark in Italy, being one of the squares of Pisa. A political center in medieval times, the place holds significance due to the fact that it used to be the headquarters of the Order of the Knights. The Knights of St. Stephen built this society in the middle of the 16th century. Now it is a centre of education, being the main house of the Scuola Normale di Pisa, a higher learning institution part of the University.

Cattedrale di Pisa51.56km from Gorgona

The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, in the center of the Piazza del Duomo, also known as Piazza dei Miracoli, is the medieval cathedral of Pisa as well as the primatial church.  A masterpiece of the Romanesque, in particular of the Pisan Romanesque, it represents the tangible testimony of the prestige and wealth achieved by the maritime republic of Pisa at the moment of its apogee. The church was erected outside Pisa's early medieval walls, to show that Pisa had no fear of being attacked.

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.