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.
Typical houses in the main street of the upper village