Blog/Blog 2012Friday March 30th, 2012

Capraia off season

I just finished a two days photo assignment in Capraia, the third largest island among the seven “sisters” scattered in the sea in front of the tuscan coast. One ferry a day, at this time of the year, links Livorno to Capraia and viceversa. An hidden gem with only 100 resident people living here now in off season that multiply up to 2.000 visitors during the summer. My first time ever in Capraia. The island has two different villages. The first one is right at the port, with a theory of houses, shops and restaurant right along the port of pleasance. A steep winding road leads to the main village, one kilometer away from the port. The local landmark, easily recognisable from almost anywhere, is the Forte San Giorgio, a defensive castle perched on a cliff overlooking the sea below. If you really want to discover Capraia, you should pack first your trekking shoes and only later the swimming suit. A net of tracks crisscrosses the entire island and following these paths you’ll get breathtaking views over the Corse, to west and Elba island and the italian coast to east. The following pics are just a few samples of the entire report taken during this short stay in Capraia.

 

 
Forte San Giorgio at sunrise and, in the distance, the Elba island

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Typical houses in the main street of the upper village

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At sunset at the Cala del Reciso. In the distance, Corsica Capraia_628

 

The port
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Forte San Giorgio at sunset

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An euphorbia dome hides Forte San Giorgio
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Colors and houses in the village
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A path leads to the Stagnone
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At sunset, in the middle of nowhere off the coasts. In the distance, Corsica
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View over the port
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Sunrise over the forte San Giorgio
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