Area: 19 km2
Location: Tyrrhenian Sea, off the Tuscan coast
Number of inhabitants:
Seasonal: 360 in the touristic season
Protected island: yes
Terrestrial protection status: 80% of the island are part of the heart of the Tuscan archipelago National Park and are classified as a Special Protection Zone
Marine protection status: 80% of the boundary waters are part of the Tuscan archipelago National Park
Despite a very preserved natural area due to the island’s low urbanization and agricultural decline, waste management, energy and heritage development remain important issues for Capraia.
The island’s remoteness from the mainland is a challenge for the autonomous and sustainable management of energy and waste. This is why, within the framework of the ISOS project, two major actions were initiated: a feasibility study for energy savings by replacing public light points with low consumption systems; and the pilot installation of structures for solar power generation.
In this same project, an awareness campaign on selective sorting of waste will also be carried out. The historical heritage of the island’s grape presses is in poor condition and must be restored in order to be preserved and enhanced.