The Tyrrhenian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea and lies between the western coast, the Italian peninsula and the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily. It has a surface area of around 275,000 km2. The sea is named after the Tyrrhenian people, that have identified with the Etruscans of Italy. The sea contains several smaller islands, like Capri, Elba, Ischia and Ustica. The sea has a maximum depth of 3,785 meters, and the bottom of the sea is riddled with mountain chains and active volcanoes. The sea is bordered by beautiful landscapes and white beaches, making it a popular tourist destination.