Montecristo

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Montecristo
Geography
Location Ligurian Sea
Archipelago Tuscan Archipelago
Area 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Country
Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Livorno
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Monte Cristo is a small Italian Island, about 4.3 kilometers across at its widest point, about halfway between Corsica and mainland Italy; south of Elba and west of Giglio. It is part of the Tuscan Archipelago. The island is probably best known as a fictional setting in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père.

Monte Cristo is Italian for “The mountain of Christ".

The island is remote and kept by the Italian government as a nature preserve and hunting park, and only accessible by private yacht and permit. There are no structures on the island.