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Published 06/07/2016

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The most famous visitor to the island, about 50 km (30 miles) south of Elba, was fictional: Alexandre Dumas's legendary count. Today the island is a well-protected nature preserve with wild Montecristo goats and vipers, peregrine falcons, and rare Corsican seagulls who make their home amid rosemary bushes and stunted pine trees. Scientific-research teams are given priority for permission to land on the island, and an annual quota of 1,000 visitors strictly limits even their number.

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Isola di Montecristo, Portoferraio, Tuscany, Italy

Published 06/07/2016


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