Arcipelago Toscano enjoys a characteristic Mediterranean climate thanks to the mitigating action of the sea, especially as far as the smaller islands are concerned.
Although humidity is present, the summer is warm, mainly dry and breezy. The winter is rather mild. Rain is common in the intermediate seasons and during the winter while there are often droughts in summer.
The winds have a typically coastal character, although they become quite varied on the high seas. In summer, there are mainly the east wind, the mistral, the tramontana, but during the winter there are the strong winds of libeccio, the north-east wind, the south-wind, the west wind, and the scirocco.
Snow falls are rare even if the peak of Mt. Capanne is covered every year with snow.
The varied orography and the high altitude of some summits create the conditions for a great complexity of the climate of the area which, above all on the slopes of Mt. Capanne, has sub-Apennine features.
The southernmost island of the Park, about 150 km (80 miles) far from Gorgona Island (the northernmost island). It covers a surface area of 260 ha and has 11 km of coasts. It lies about 14 km far from Giglio and 12 km from Argentario.Further information
With its 2,120, Giglio Island is the second largest island after Elba Island. It has 28 km of coasts. It is situated in front of Argentario promontory, at a distance of about 15 km, and about 20 km from Porto Santo Stefano.Further information
It covers an area of 1,040 ha. It has 16 km of coasts. It lies about 45 km from Elba Island and 63 km from Argentario. Province: Livorno.
Strict Nature Reserve according to ministerial decree of 4th March 1971, Montecristo lies in the Municipality of Portoferraio, in the Province of Livorno.
It covers an area of 1,025 ha. It has 26 km of coasts; it lies about 14 km from Elba Island. It lies in the Municipality of Campo nell'Elba, in the Province of Livorno.Further information
The third largest island in Italy (22,350 ha), with 147 km of coasts; maximum east-west development (between Punta Nera and Capo Pero) 27 km; north-south (between Capo Vita and Punta dei Ripalti) 18 km. It lies 10 km from the coast of Piombino, 40 from Capraia Island, and 50 from Corsica.Further information
The northernmost island (43°25'37'' lat. north) and the smallest island of the Archipelago, it houses a penal colony. It covers 220 ha and lies about 37 km from Livorno, 39 from Capraia Island, and 60 from Corsica. It has a little more than 5 km of coasts and lies in the territory of the Municipality of Livorno.Further information
It covers an area of 1,930 ha and has 27 km of coasts. It lies about 64 km from Livorno, 42 km from Elba Island, 37 km from Gorgona Island, and 31 km from Corsica (43°2'35'' lat. north-9°50'45'' long. east).Further information