Montecristo, a beautiful but mostly unattainable island
The wildest and most lonely among the Tuscan islands. Montecristo was the hunting reserve of the Savoia family. In 1970 it became a nature reserve and a biogenetic reserve of the Council of Europe. Here the wild nature is surrounded by crystal clear sea; this is a dream for any traveler. But, unfortunately, access to the island is very selective and restricted; a one-day trip access is allowed for up to one thousand visitors a year. The Secretariat of the State Forestry of Follonica is the authority that gives licence for access to the island. If you are patient and wait for your turn, you will enjoy the privilege of visiting this island, but be careful, you will not be allowed to enter its crystal clear waters.