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Capraia

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Capraia is part of the Prison Island Swims (or the Triple Break or Triple Crown of Prison Island Swims that were nominated for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
The seven major islands of the Tuscan Archipelago including Isola di Pianosa, Elba, Isola di Capraia

Capraia (Italian: Isola di Capraia) is an Italian island, is the northwesternmost of the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, and the third largest after Elba and Giglio with a population of about 400.

Capraia is 30 km (19 miles) to the island of Corsica, 32 km (20 miles) northwest of the island of Elba, 40 km (25 miles) to the north is the island of Gorgona, and 62 km (39 miles) from the city of Livorno by sea. It is about 8 km (5 miles) long (from Punta della Teglia to Punta dello Zenobio) and about 4 km (2 miles) wide. It has a coastline that is about 30 km (19 miles) in circumference. The island is part of the Arcipelago Toscano National Park and marine sanctuary.

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Between 1873 to 1986 a penal colony occupied almost two-thirds of Capraia. In 1986 the government closed the penal colony and opened the island to visitors.

It is part of the prison island swim list.

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