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The island of Troia

Near Castiglione della Pescaia, the pretty town of Maremma, which is a must visit during a vacation in Tuscany, albeit short, there is the famous and interesting Island the Trojan, also called The islet or the Rock the Hawk. This picturesque town is located in Maremma, near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia, just opposite the resort of Punta Ala and in particular to its popular marina.

What and where the Sparviero’s islet is

Are told by locals and tourists also the stumbling block of the hawk: it is in fact small island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea just across from the beautiful coast of Tuscany, to the southwest, and in particular in front of the resort of Punta Ala , which has an important marina for large yachts. The islet belongs to the Hawk, from the administrative point of view, to the common of the town of Castiglione della Pescaia. The local population is usually also called islet of Troy thanks to many small rocks which are all aligned on one side of the islet and therefore remind many piglets suck their mother’s milk.

The islet physical characteristics of Troia

This lovely island is predominantly rocky nature. The Sparviero’s islet is known from the period of late middle age, thanks to the presence of his tower that served for sighting: this is called the Tower of the Appiani and once represented a southern outpost belonging to the Principality of Piombino. The islet the Hawk is also characterized by the presence of numerous gulls which there are usual nest.

A beautiful and charming tourist destination for diving enthusiasts

In addition, the island or the Hawk Rock is a place of great tourist interest. In fact it is a very interesting place to do just that is characteristic of the suggestive and profitable Diving. Here the sea is rich in fish to be admired, especially with even diving to little depth or night dives. The islet is still totally uninhabited and has no type of architectural structure.