What to see near the port of Pianosa
Although its territory is not particularly extensive, the island of Pianosa is rich in monuments and places of interest. On the marina you can admire the Forte Teglia (built by Napoleon Bonaparte), the Port Walls and the nineteenth-century Palazzo della Specola. Moving towards the hinterland, you can admire what remains of the catacombs of Pianosa, the agronomist's house and the church of San Gaudenzio.
On the beach of Cala Giovanna (or San Giovanni) there are also the ruins of a Roman villa (also known as the villa of Agrippa or Bagni di Agrippa, named after the nephew of the emperor Augustus who was killed in Pianosa during his exile). The island is also equipped with a maritime lighthouse: inaugurated in 1864, in the past it also housed the home of the guardian.
The island - banned for years due to the presence of the prison - has kept its nature almost intact. Pianosa is in fact characterized by the presence of numerous inlets, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a crystal clear sea. Among the most important beaches, we can cite the aforementioned Cala Giovanna, Cala del Burned, Cala del Marchese, Cala dei Turchi so on.