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The photo was taken at sunset from the panoramic road of the Argentario, what you see is the island of Giglio (the nearest and largest island of Montecristo and bottom). The island of Montecristo, formerly called Oglasa, is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea and is part of the Tuscan Archipelago. Administratively, it is included in the town of Portoferraio and then in the province of Livorno. Is a state nature reserve and integral part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. The island, which originated from the lifting of a pluton submarine is entirely mountainous, with several rocky ledges overlooking the sea and consists almost exclusively of granodiorite with large crystals of orthoclase. The summit of the island of Montecristo, called Monte della Fortezza, is 645 m. Today they live permanently on the island and only two custodians, alternating every two weeks, some agents of the State Forestry Corps.

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