Municipality of Marciana
Name of inhabitants of the Municipality of Marciana: Marcianesi
Patron Saint Santa Caterina d’Alessandria – 25 November
Population 2,300 inhabitants
Area 45.45 km²
Density 48.91 inhabitants / km²
Town Hall Address:
Municipality of Marciana
Via Santa Croce 34
57030 Marciana LI
Switchboard 0565 901215
Fax 0565 901076
Municipal Police 0565 901163
Email PEC email@example.com
Corporate website www.comune.marciana.li.it
It is located on the slopes of Monte Capanne in the western part of Elba at 375 meters above sea level, it is one of the oldest settlements on the island, its foundation dates back to 35 BC.
To testify the ancient past there is, in Marciana , the Archaeological Museum.
The luxuriant vegetation, consisting of holm oaks, pines and chestnuts, and the cool climate give the area a mountain atmosphere although the sea is only 5 kilometers away
Excursions to Monte Capanne are possible on foot or with the cableway which is located just outside the town.
Just 3 kilometers from Marciana is Poggio Thermal baths where there is a source of oligo-mineral water with healing properties.
The whole area is rich in vineyards from which excellent wine is produced.
Places of historical and cultural interest are the Fortress Pisana, the Church di S.Lorenzo, the Church of S.Cerbone and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte. Administered by the municipality of Marciana are the localities of Procchio, Chiessi, S.Andrea, Patresi and Pomonte.
At 350 meters above sea level stands this village which has preserved its medieval aspect, surrounded by woods of holm oaks and chestnuts.
Not far from the inhabited center is the spring of low-mineralized water called Fonte di Napoleone because it was also appreciated by the emperor during his stay on Elba.
This water is very suitable in the treatment of uricaemia and stones and although the official recognition of the healing properties took place at the end of the 40s they had already been known for centuries.
Today, although there is a bottling plant, it is still possible to freely take water from a nearby fountain.
There are preserved finds from the prehistory and protohistory of the island of Elba. The museum is open from mid-April to mid-October and the numerous finds dating back to the Etruscan and Roman times are very interesting to see.
Church of San Cerbone
It is located on the road from Poggio to Monte Capanne and was built in honor of the saint who in the sixth century retired here from Populonia to escape the persecution of the Lombards.
Church of San Lorenzo
It is located on the old road that goes from Marciana to Marciana Marina.
This Romanesque church was destroyed by the Turks in 1554 Today it is a national monument.
The Fortress of Marciana
It is located in the upper part of the town and its construction dates back to the era of the Pisan republic. It was used by the population as a refuge during pirate raids.
Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte
It is located on the northern side of Monte Giove at 627 meters above sea level.
A place of worship since 1300, it was built in 1595 and after several renovations in 1799 it assumed its present form.
This relief, with its 1019 meters of height, is the largest on the island.
It is located in the western area of Elba and can be reached from the town of Marciana either on foot, on paths marked by the CAI, or by cable car. , operational from mid-April to the end of October. Magnificent collectible tourmaline and beryl crystals are extracted from the veins of Monte Capanne .
Marciana, Poggio, Pomonte, Procchio, Campo all’Aia, Chiessi, Colle D’Orano, Colle Di Procchio, Patresi, Zanca, Sant’ Andrea
The Beaches in the Municipality of Marciana
Procchio Beach, Porticciolo Beach, Campo all’Aia Beach, Guardiola Beach, La Spiaggiola (Procchio), Spartaia Beach, Paolina Beach, Redinoce Beach, Cotoncello Beach, S. Andrea Beach, Patresi Beach, Chiessi beach, Pomonte beach