Municipality Porto Azzurro Elba Island

Municipality of Porto Azzurro

Municipality of Porto Azzurro

Name inhabitants of the town of Porto Azzurro: portoazzurrini
Saint Patron Saint James – July 26

Population 3,800
Surface area 13.33 km²
Density 279.29 inh./km²

Town Hall Address:
Municipality of Porto Azzurro
Quay IV November 19
57036 Porto Azzurro LI

Switchboard +39 0565 921611
Fax +39 0565 921641
Municipal Police +39 0565 921633
Email PEC
Corporate website

From Commune of Porto Longone to Commune of Porto Azzurro

The town has been so named since 1947 when it was allowed to change the old name of Porto Longone which identified it with the penitentiary located in the Fortress of Longone, in Porto Azzurro.

Municipality of Porto Azzurro Gulf of Mola
Municipality of Porto Azzurro

It overlooks the Gulf of Mola, the largest inlet on the east coast of Elba with its well sheltered harbor where ferries and tourist boats dock. This village of fishermen and farmers is now a renowned seaside resort.

About one kilometer from Porto Azzurro you can visit the Little Mine, a small-scale reconstruction of a mine and its life inside.
Places of historical and cultural interest are also the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monserrato and the Spanish Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Barbarossa and Mola are the main hamlets.

Fortress San Giacomo Municipality of Porto Azzurro
Fortress San Giacomo Municipality of Porto Azzurro

Fortress of Longone

Also called St. James Fortress, was built to the Spanish architect Garcia of Toledo by Philip III of Spain in 1603. The structure, with a star-shaped plan, was inspired by the fortress of the citadel of Antwerp.

Our Lady of Montserrat

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat

The Sanctuary of Monserrato is located on an isolated hill, about 1 km from Porto Azzurro, was built by the Spanish governor Pons y Léon in 1606 for the cult of the Black Madonna that in Spain is venerated in the sanctuary of Montserrat.

The Small Mine

Following the provincial road to Rio Marina, after about a kilometer, you arrive in Pianetto, where you can visit the small reconstruction of a real mine. and we observe the salient stages of life in the mine from the extraction activity in its various phases to its product in the great variety of minerals exhibited.

Porto Azzurro, Mola , Barbarossa , Reale

Barbarossa Beach

The Beaches of the Commune of Porto Azzurro

Porto Azzurro (La Rossa) Beach, Barbarossa Beach, Reale Beach, Terranera Beach, La Pianotta Beach

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