South of Elba are the equally insignificant islets of Pianosa and Montecristo, while the more considerable island of Giglio lies much nearer the mainland, immediately opposite the mountain promontory of Monte Argentaro, itself almost an island.
MONTECRISTO, (anc. Oglasa), an island of Italy, belonging to the province of Leghorn, 25 m.
The fame of the island is due to the novel, Le Comte de Montecristo, by the elder Dumas.
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