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Montecristo is a small Italian islet, approximately 4.3 kilometers (2.3mi) across at its widest point, located about halfway between Corsica and mainland Italy; south of Elba and west of Giglio.

It is part of the Tuscan Archipelago. The islet is the tip of a volcano.

The island is probably best known as a fictional setting in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, but the actual island does not correspond closely to the description in the novel.

The island is remote and kept by the Italian government as a nature preserve and hunting park, and is not accessible by private yacht and only with a permit to a maximum of 1000 people per year.

It was formerly the site of a prominent monastery, San Mamiliano, whose ruins remain visible.


The image was took from the ferry Piombino-Olbia, going to Sardinia.


Model: NIKON D5000
Software: Capture NX 2.1.0 W
Exposure Time: 2/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 18/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-05 14:57
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: Fine weather
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 248 kb

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