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Isola di Pianosa

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I Wonder What it's Like After the Boat Departs!

Went with the Aquavision Boat from Elba and took the walking (or trekking as they call it) tour. The commentary was in Italian so I didn't learn much and Googled some information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went with the Aquavision Boat from Elba and took the walking (or trekking as they call it) tour. The commentary was in Italian so I didn't learn much and Googled some information after I returned. All well organised by Aquavision. The visit reminded me of when I visited Chernobyl. This was a ghost island complete with ghost town and ghost... More 

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Lucenec, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Pianosa is small island about half an hour from Elba that was in the past prison colony. Nowadays it's abandoned island where you get feeling that time almost stopped and you can just try to imagine how life used to pass there before last prisoner left. The number of daily visitors is strictly limited what's great as you don't need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Pianosa has a lot of history and deserved to be visited. Don't particularly recommend the tour with aquavision as after that won't have enough time for swim, eat, visit the catacombs and abandoned buildings. We realised that we didn't have much time to see the catacombs and were really sad about it. Luckily mr. Carlo, a man born in pianosa... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We went with Aquavision from Marina di Campo to Isola di Pianosa. On the island we went snorkeling and did the guided tour with the horse and wagon. As well for us as for the kids this was a great experience.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

A flattish, quite arid, fascinating Mediterranean island that was occupied and deserted many times in many different ways over the centuries. As an active jail location with crumbling abandoned infrastructure you can only visit bits of it, and will get some insight only by joining organized tours - options include snorkeling, village and catacombs visit, horse-driven cart tour, hiking. On... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

I would really recommend to spend a day visitnig with small island, natural park. In fact there are so many interesting thing to see, smell and appreciate. Thre access to Pianosa is limited : no more than 250 persons per day. MOst part of the island being a integral park could be visited only with an authorized guide. The island... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Did you know that, beyond the wonderful crystal sea and sand beach, on the small Pianosa Island you can have a guided visit of ancient catacombs, ruins of the old prison city and unique uncontaminated landscapes?

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