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Tuscan Archipelago >> ART and CULTURE
 
PRESENTATION
It is hard to find places like the Tuscan Archipelago that offer crystal-clear water, a luxuriant nature and such an important historical and artistic heritage. The Tuscan islands have experienced invasions and dominations during the centuries as they are located along the trade and military routes. Almost all Mediterranean civilisations have left traces in the architecture, the art and the traditions.
From the Prehistory to the Romans
From the Middle Ages to the Medici Family
From the Medici Family to Napoleon
From Napoleon till Today
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The traces from the Etruscan period are necropolises and the remains of the antique ovens for the iron fusion, while the Romans, following the Etruscan tradition, exploited the mineral resources of the Archipelago, and built villas, thermal baths and fortresses in order to protect themselves from the assaults of the pirates. The Marine Republic of Pisa laid its hands on the underground treasures during the Middle Ages. But apart from exploiting the resources of the Archipelago, the Pisans also built refined Romanesque churches, the impressive fortress of Marciana and the mansion-house of Volterraio which guarded the mountains and the seas. Portoferraio was built during the period when the Medici family governed the island. It is a great example of military urbanism and was called Cosmopoli to underscore the perfect harmony between ground, water and buildings. The San Giacomo fortress goes back to the Spanish domination, but the person who left the biggest traces in the Elban architecture is of course Napoleon Bonaparte. During his ten months on the island, he built bridges and roads, he reorganised the mineral economy and increased the production and export of wine.

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