Points of interest

Some tips on what to see…

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Monte Capanne

Monte Capanne is the highest mountain on Elba Island and during particularly clear days it is possible to have a unique view of some islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, such as Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo and Gorgona and even Corsica. It is a must see destination for trekking and birdwatching lovers, thanks to the many paths and panoramic views of great effect.

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Miniere di Capoliveri

Elba Island has always been known for its subsoil’s richness and today, the disused extractive sites have become places of great interest for tourism. There are E-bikes or walking routes to visit this old disused mines.

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Parco minerario dell'isola d'Elba

The Mineral Park is a place you can explore on foot, by bike, on a little train or on a military off-road vehicle, to live an out of time adventure, retracing the old railways and the stories of those men who experienced, loved and transformed it, radically.

Elba Island

Elba Island represents an oasis of the Tuscan Archipelago, with its golden beaches that gently caress the crystalline waters, granite massifs immersed in the scrub and the stories of people who have always lived there. Elba offers unique sensations with the beaches, cliffs, wind, land, scents, flavours, hard work of man, villages perched on the mountains and the terraces overlooking the sea.
Myths, legends and tales meet with the sea and the fragrant Mediterranean scrub. The island is full of history to be told and relive. . The populations have followed one another throughout history, here Etruscans and Romans found sought-after trade routes and shaped the island according to the requests: chestnut forests for civil and naval construction and to feed the charcoal pits, vineyards and crops, residences, fortresses and villas.
From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance the island lived under the threat of the black sails: Moorish pirates sailing from Algeria and Turkey that disrupted Elba and the Archipelago. Many coves and beaches, famous for their natural beauty, still carry the memory of the bloody events, from Cala Rossa in Barbarossa up to Innamorata Beach, which narrates the story of Maria and Lorenzo and their young love torn apart by the Saracens.

Elba Island

Elba Island represents an oasis of the Tuscan Archipelago, with its golden beaches that gently caress the crystalline waters, granite massifs immersed in the scrub and the stories of people who have always lived there. Elba offers unique sensations with the beaches, cliffs, wind, land, scents, flavours, hard work of man, villages perched on the mountains and the terraces overlooking the sea.
Myths, legends and tales meet with the sea and the fragrant Mediterranean scrub. The island is full of history to be told and relive. . The populations have followed one another throughout history, here Etruscans and Romans found sought-after trade routes and shaped the island according to the requests: chestnut forests for civil and naval construction and to feed the charcoal pits, vineyards and crops, residences, fortresses and villas.
From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance the island lived under the threat of the black sails: Moorish pirates sailing from Algeria and Turkey that disrupted Elba and the Archipelago. Many coves and beaches, famous for their natural beauty, still carry the memory of the bloody events, from Cala Rossa in Barbarossa up to Innamorata Beach, which narrates the story of Maria and Lorenzo and their young love torn apart by the Saracens.

Until Napoleon arrived, Emperor of the island, who here was able to take a break from his wars and regain strength, fascinated by the sweet landscape and unspoiled nature. He had the villa Mulini in Portoferraio restored, together with the one in San Martino and, thinking about his sister Paolina, also the Teatro dei Vigilanti, besides many gardens embellished with citrus groves and exotic plants. However, the Napoleonic legacy also includes schools, new crops and civic and administrative organisation.
Visiting Elba Island is an unforgettable experience with its beautiful itineraries, such as the historical, cultural, naturalistic, sporting and food and wine ones, that will make you discover the most hidden and evocative places and will lead you to dive into the colours and flavours of the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
Sea, sun and nature will be the main ingredients for this holiday, together with excellent food. The local cuisine is simple and genuine: its typical dishes combine the flavours of the sea with those of the land. The eastern part of the island is famous for its desserts, while wines of excellent quality can be found all over the island in various types, however, you can not leave without having tasted the sweet nectar coming from the well dried Aleatico grapes.

Until Napoleon arrived, Emperor of the island, who here was able to take a break from his wars and regain strength, fascinated by the sweet landscape and unspoiled nature. He had the villa Mulini in Portoferraio restored, together with the one in San Martino and, thinking about his sister Paolina, also the Teatro dei Vigilanti, besides many gardens embellished with citrus groves and exotic plants. However, the Napoleonic legacy also includes schools, new crops and civic and administrative organisation.
Visiting Elba Island is an unforgettable experience with its beautiful itineraries, such as the historical, cultural, naturalistic, sporting and food and wine ones, that will make you discover the most hidden and evocative places and will lead you to dive into the colours and flavours of the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
Sea, sun and nature will be the main ingredients for this holiday, together with excellent food. The local cuisine is simple and genuine: its typical dishes combine the flavours of the sea with those of the land. The eastern part of the island is famous for its desserts, while wines of excellent quality can be found all over the island in various types, however, you can not leave without having tasted the sweet nectar coming from the well dried Aleatico grapes.