Sunrise and sunset in Pianosa

Sunrise and sunset in Pianosa

A short trip to the island of Pianosa dedicated to physical and mental relaxation. A weekend on the most suggestive limestone platform in the Mediterranean, almost deserted, surrounded by a turquoise sea. The beautiful sandy beach of Cala Giovanna is there for you for days at sea and relax, while for the rest of the weekend a guide from the National Park will take you to discover the protected area inside the island, wild and uninhabited. Travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique nights of Pianosa, where the only source of illumination is that of the stars in the sky, and the sunrises and sunsets, visible from any point on the flat island.
The nature of Pianosa is protected by the Tuscan Archipelago National Park; there are therefore some strict rules to be respected and to keep in mind in order not to incur penalties of any kind. Bathing is permitted only in Cala Giovanna, where there is no equipped beach. If you want shade it is therefore necessary to bring a beach umbrella. The free zone and the protected zone are well delimited by the wall of the former prison (a gray reinforced concrete barrier that cannot be crossed unless accompanied by a guide). It is highly discouraged to bring dogs on the island, since they could only stay in the area of ​​the small town (NO within the protected area and NO on the free beach of Cala Giovanna). It is not allowed to go to the bar-restaurant in costume.

At a Glance

  • Explore an hidden gem of the Mediterranean
  • Relax on the beach and trekking

Trip Highlights

  • The village of Pianosa
  • The former agricultural penal colony of Pianosa
  • The Roman Villa of Agrippa
  • The photographic exhibition of Pianosa
  • The Tuscan Archipelago National Park
  • The Marquis
  • Cala del Bruciato
  • Cala Giovanna beach
  • Trekking excursion in the northern and in the southern part of the island

What's included

  • Tickets for the ferry Piombino/Portoferraio – Portoferraio/Piombino and Marina di Campo/Pianosa – Pianosa/Marina di Campo
  • Transfer from Portoferraio to Marina di Campo by private bus
  • Landing fee and park fee
  • Accommodation in 3*** hotel
  • National Park guide and tourist guide for the entire duration of the stay
  • Baggage medical insurance
  • RC and VAT insurance

What's not included

  • Journey from the city of origin to Piombino
  • Car parking in Piombino
  • Museum entrances not provided
  • Single room supplement (€ 20.00 per night)
  • Meals where not provided
  • Reduction for 3rd and 4th bed for children up to 12 years of age (€ 60.00 per person)
  • Everything that is not included in the price includes
  • Drinks
3 Days
15+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    Departure at 08:00 with scheduled ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio
  • Return Time
    Arrival in Piombino at 20.30
Day 1
Meeting at the port of Piombino and departure at 08:00 with scheduled ferry to Portoferraio. Arrival in Portoferraio and departure by private bus for Marina di Campo. Boarding on ship for Pianosa and departure at 10.00. Arrival in Pianosa scheduled for 11.00. Luggage storage in the hotel and free time for the sea and the beach. Free or packed lunch at the expense of the participants. Room distribution. 17.00 departure for a trek in the southern area. We will visit part of the prison branches with the chicken coop and the Judge's stables, we will arrive at Cala del Bruciato and Punta Secca. Return to the hotel for shower, dinner and overnight. Possibility to swim at night. Route: Village/Cala del Bruciato/Punta Secca – Length 5 km – Duration 2 hours.
Day 2
For those who wish, wake up at 6.00 to see the sunrise. Sunrise in Pianosa is something extraordinary; see the sunrise from the sea on a flat and almost deserted island. Breakfast around 9.00. Time available for beach and sea. Lunch. 16.00 departure for the trek that will take us to discover the northern part, up to Punta del Marchese and the beautiful coves with crystal clear water. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight. Possibility to swim at night. Route: Village/Punta del Marchese – Length 8 km – Duration 3 hours
Day 3
Breakfast. Check out (luggage can be left in storage). Time available for beach and swimming. Afternoon dedicated to visiting the village and visiting the "past of Pianosa" exhibition, a beautiful collection of period photos showing the island during its prison years. Departure at 17.00. Arrival in Marina di Campo at 18.00. Shuttle bus to Portoferraio. Ferry departure for Portoferraio at 19.30. Arrival in Piombino at 20.30.

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