Discover Gourmet Dining, History, and Natural Beauty Beyond Compare in the Tuscan Isles. To the west of Tuscany on Italy’s mainland lies a chain of seven islands that make up the Tuscan Archipelago – Gorgona, Capraia, Elba, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri. The legend of these beautiful Islands held that they were the jewels of a necklace that belonged to the goddess Venus. The jewels turned into the islands when Venus mistakenly dropped her necklace into the sea.
Rising out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, these verdant islands distinguish themselves with their own unique traits and features; nonetheless, their largest common denominator is their fantastically wild nature and landscapes. Exploring these wonderful islands is best from a luxury yacht. The mountainous Tuscan islands provide fabulous anchorages, amazing gourmet dining, wonderful history, fine art, beautiful architecture, amazing wine, and a haven for nature lovers. For those more adventurous, there are uninhabited islands awaiting to be discovered, surprisingly good snorkeling and diving, and a myriad of trails to be explored.
If you are acquainted with Italy’s mainland, experiencing the Tuscan Archipelago will be both surprisingly familiar and, at the same time, completely unexpected with a charter through these captivating islands.