Gorgona Island

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Description

The smallest island of the Arcipelago

Gorgona is the northernmost island of the Tuscan Arcipelago and is 37 km off the coast from Livorno.

Like Pianosa, it is home to a penal colony, so permission to visit to the island has to be granted by the ‘Istituti di Prevenzione e Pena del Ministero di Grazia e Giustizia’ (part of the Justice Ministry).

Gorgona has a surface area of 2.2 square km and is the smallest island of the Archipelago.

It rises to a height of 255 metres and is mainly covered with Mediterranean scrub land which is home to wild rabbits and migratory birds.

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