Municipality of Marciana Marina Elba Island

Municipality of Marciana Marina

Municipality of Marciana Marina
Municipality of Marciana Marina

Inhabitants name of the Municipality of Marciana Marina: Marinesi
Patron Saint Santa Chiara – (celebrated on August 12th)
Population 2,000 inhabitants
Area 5.86 km²
Density 333.67 inhabitants ./km²
Town Hall address:
Municipality of Marciana Marina
Viale G. Vadi 7
57033 Marciana Marina LI
Switchboard 0565 99002
Fax 0565 904321
Municipal Police 0565 904481
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Corporate website

This ancient fishing village is the smallest town in Tuscany and became autonomous in 1884, detaching itself from Marciana Alta.

Arranged in a semi-circle around an inlet on the north-west coast of Elba, the territory is limited to the coastal strip.

Borgo at Cotone ancient port of Marciana Marina
Borgo at Cotone ancient port of Marciana Marina

Marciana Marina

The marina is a destination for sailing enthusiasts. Since the beginning of the century, Marciana Marina raised a true elite of long-time captains employed on all routes of the Atlantic.

When the Elba was produced and exported salted tuna on this coast, one of the two tuna tanks on the island was operating.

Marciana Marina Tower

The 12th century Torre di Marciana Marina , also called Torre del Porto or Torre degli Appiani, is believed to be of Pisan origin.

Tuna fishing

Tuna fishing of Bagno Municipality of Marciana Marina
Tuna fishing of Bagno

They were located at various points along the Elba coast: Linguella, Bagnaia, Enfola, Marciana Marina. The island produced and exported a large quantity of salted tuna, sorra and bottarga.
The entrails of the tuna were instead consumed on the spot and constituted the base of the buzzamaglia (stewed with peas).

On June 24, 1958, the last mattanza was made at Enfola. The catch was 22 tons. On June 25 a very strong current “ammontinava” the tonnara, making a big ball of nets and cables. This led to the end of tuna fishing on Elba.

The Locations

Marciana Marina, Bagno, Le Sprizze, Camola, La Cala

The Beaches in the Municipality

Redinoce beach, Le Sprizze beach, Bagno beach, La Crocetta beach, Marciana Marina beach, Fenicia beach, La Cala beach.

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