Municipality of Campo nell’Elba
Name of inhabitants of the Municipality of Campo nell’Elba: campesi
Patron Saint San Gaetano – 7 August
Population 5,000 inhabitants
Area 55.79 km²
Density 86.63 inhabitants / km²
Town Hall Address:
Municipality of Campo nell’Elba
Square Dante Alighieri 1
57034 Campo nell’Elba LI
Switchboard +39 0565 979311
Fax +39 0565 976921
Municipal Police +39 0565 901163
Email PEC email@example.com
Corporate website www.comune.camponellelba.li.it
Geographical area of the Municipality of Campo nell’Elba
The Municipality of Campo nell’Elba is located in the southernmost and flatter part of the island and extends from the Gulf of Lacona to Pomonte.
In the past it was a fishing village that stretched along the vast sandy bay.
Today it is the main center of the municipality of Campo nell’Elba and its beach, the longest on the island, is one of the most popular in the summer season.
On the western end of the bay of Marina di Campo stands the cylindrical tower built as a defense system, probably during the Pisan domination.
The seat of the municipality is situated in Marina di Campo, a seaside resort that overlooks the homonymous gulf. In this area there are many archaeological finds which testify the antiquity of its settlements.
Today the whole area of Campo has excellent hotel facilities and offers tourists the possibility to choose between a mundane and lively vacation on the coast and a quiet and secluded stay inland, in San Piero or Sant’Ilario.
In the commune of Campo there is the airport La Pila that connects the Island of Elba with some Italian and European cities. Cavoli, Seccheto, Fetovaia and the Island of Pianosa are also part of the municipal district.
Hamlets and localities of the municipality of Campo nell’Elba
Located on a hill at 207 meters above sea level, with the Gulf of Marina di Campo in front and the mountain behind, it is one of the oldest and most typical villages.
A Sant’Ilario you can see the Church of San Giovanni, the largest primitive temple built by Christianity on the island.
Along the road that leads to San Piero you will find the Tower of S. Giovanni in Campo, an important Pisan monument.
San Piero in Campo
It is located on a granite ridge of Monte Capanne at 227 meters above sea level.
Here are the famous quarries, rich in minerals, of Fonte del Prete, Caviere, Vallicella and Grottadoggi for which geologists have defined the island of Elba as the treasure chest.
In San Piero there is the Church of S. Nicolò probably built on the remains of a Roman temple.
A sacred enclosure with monoliths arranged in a semicircle, dating back to about 3000 years ago and referable to the first Eneolithic inhabitants, can be seen on Monte Cocchero.
Remains of smelting furnaces, which attest to the exploitation of the mines Elbane by the Romans between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD, were found in Fetovaia and Seccheto.
Video Municipality of Campo nell’Elba
Cavoli, La Pila, Marina di Campo, Pianosa, San Piero in Campo, Sant ‘Ilario, Seccheto, Bonalaccia-Filetto, Capannili, Colle Di Palombaia, Fetovaia, Gli Alzi, Literno, Pomonte, Vallebuia, Vineyards Junks