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Island of Tino

Island of Tino

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The island of Tino lies beyond Palmaria: it is a military zone and is only open to visitors once a year on the occasion of the feast of San Venerio, the hermit who lived on the island in the tenth century.
The area measures 127,000 sq. m. and a perimeter of almost 2 km, and presents a triangular and rocky shape, with a luxuriant vegetation made up of maritime pines, live oaks, myrtles, mastics and strawberry trees.
A military lighthouse is placed on a 122 m high cliff, which from time immemorial represents a guide for thousands boats, ships and vessels.
In the eastern side there’s also a small port, the only landing place for visitors. In the neighborhood, there’s an archaeological area with ruins dating back to the Roman Age which prove the presence of ancient monastic settlements. In addition, on the northern coast it is possible to marvel at the ruins of a monastery, whose construction probably dates back to 11th century.
Although the island is a military area, every year on September 13th the day of the patron St. Venerio, the island can be visited by tourists, and in addition, it is also possible to visit it with excursions organized by the Park. On the other days of the year it is strictly forbidden to land here.

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