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Catacomb of Pianosa island

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Piazzale della Linguella, 4 - 57037 Portoferraio LI (ingresso presso capitaneria di porto)

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The catacombs are the only evidence of the Christianization of the island, which took place during the fourth century. The underground cemetery is full of simple tombs and one rather complex topographical development.

The Christian community on the island had to be very organized and extended if in the fifth century welcomed the exiles who came from Africa because of the invasion of the Goths.