Municipality of Capoliveri Elba Island

Municipality of Capoliveri

Name of inhabitants of the Municipality of Capoliveri: Capoliveri
Patron Saint

Municipality of Capoliveri
Municipality of Capoliveri

San Rocco – August 16

Population 4,000 inhabitants
Area 39.56 km²
Density 100.93 inhabitants / km²

Town Hall Address:
Municipality of Capoliveri
Square of Cavatore 1
57031 Capoliveri LI

Switchboard +39 0565 967611
Fax +39 0565 968060
Municipal Police +39 0565 935200
Email PEC
Institutional website

The municipality of Capoliveri is located in the south-eastern part of Elba the town overlooks a terrace on a ridge of Monte Calamita, 167 meters above sea level

Square of Capoliveri Municipality of Capoliveri
Square of Capoliveri

Its name and its origins date back to Roman times and Caput Liberi which meant Colle di Libero, this is sacred to Bacchus, he defined it as a place rich in vineyards and excellent wine.

Places of historical and cultural interest are the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie , the Fortress Focardo , the ‘Apse of the Chapel of San Michele.
The main centers of the municipality of Capoliveri are: Lacona , Naregno, Lido, Pareti, Morcone, Innamorata and Cala Grande.

Fortress Focardo

Fortress Focardo municipality of Capoliveri
Fortress Focardo

It was built by the Spaniards in 1678 and served as a defense system for the Gulf of Mola. Today it belongs to the Navy.

Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie
The Latin cross sanctuary with an oriental style dome was built in the 16th century.

Mount Calamita

It rises 413 meters above sea level on the peninsula of the same name on the south-eastern side of Elba and is the highest peak in the Municipality of Capoliveri. The abundant presence of magnetite throughout the area has fueled popular legends that attributed the causes of the shipwrecks to the mineral that attracted the metal parts of the ships making them inexorably collide against the cliffs of Punta Magnet . It is certain that in these places the compass needle is considerably disturbed.

Municipality of Capoliveri

Apse of San Michele

It represents what remains of a medieval church in Pisan architecture. It is located just outside the town near an abandoned cemetery.
In 1376 Pope Gregory XI, during the return trip from Avignon to Rome, stopped in Capoliveri and celebrated mass in the Parish church of San Michele .

Lacona beach

The Locations

Capoliveri , Lacona , Innamorata, Lido, Madonna Delle Grazie, Mola, Morcone, Naregno, Norsi, Pareti, Peducelli, Trappola, Vigne Vecchie.

Zuccale beach

The Beaches in the Municipality of Capoliveri

Barabarca (sand), Calanova (sand), Felciaio (sand), Ferrato (sand), Innamorata (sand), Lacona (sand), Lido (sand), Madonna delle Grazie (sand and gravel) Margidore (sand and gravel), Peducelli (sand and gravel), Morcone (sand), Naregno (sand), Norsi (sand), Pareti (sand), Remaiolo (sand and gravel), Straccoligno (sand), Zuccale (sand).

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