Tourist Itineraries

Besides the sea, the island is rich with fabulous mountain walks, typical towns and monuments that record the history of Elba. Several itineraries are listed below. They are complete with photos, useful also as a virtual visit.


Monte Capanne

MOUNT CAPANNE
(Funicular)

 

You can make an excursion up the mountain (1019 m) by funicular, with the departure point at Marciana Alta. On clear days it offers a fabulous panorama.

 


 

SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
The Sea

 

Photos and short descriptions of the beaches most characteristic of Elba.

 

 


Golfo della Biodola

SOME OF THE GULFS OF ELBA

There are marvelous gulfs on the island; in these pages you will find photos and brief descriptions of some.

 


 

MOUNT PERONE Torre di S. Giovanni 1100 (S. Piero)
By Car

 

A mountain itinerary that can also be done by car, following the street that goes over the summit (alt. 630 m). The trip provides many beautiful panoramas and crosses through towns characteristic of the island.

 


Isolotto della Paolina Procchio

WESTERN RING

By Car

 

The Western round trip of the island (50 km) crosses through many towns and numerous beaches amongst the most beautiful of Elba.

 


 

Forte Focardo 1678 (Porto Azzurro)

EASTERN SIDE

By Car

With this itinerary you discover the other face of the island, crossing through the towns of: Capoliveri, Porto Azzurro, Rio Marina, Rio Elba…..

 

 


Portoferraio Forte Stella

PORTOFERRAIO

Historical

A historical itinerary inside Portoferraio that visits: Stella Fort, Falcone Fort and Napoleone’s Windmill Villa, all close to one another and from which there are beautiful views of the bay of Portoferraio and its surrounding parts.

 


 

Una delle porte di ingresso a Forte Falcone PortoferraioFORT FALCONE

Historical

Falcon Fort (Portoferraio) was built in 1548 by the Medici as a defense from the continuous pirate attacks. The interior is terraced and very spacious, with numerous stairs and sub-passageways.

 

 


Forte Stella PortoferrioFORT STELLA

Historical

 

Stella Fort is a part of the imposing fortification desired by Cosimo dei Medici as a defense from pirate attacks.

 


 

Giardino Villa dei Mulini Napoleone
Villa di Napoleone

VILLA dei MULINI NAPOLEON

 

Historical

The Windmill Villa is located between Fort Stella and Fort Falcon and is thus called because of the previous presence of old windmills.

 

 


Elba Forte Stella Volterraio

CASTLE the VOLTERRAIO

Historical

The Castle, formerly called Monte Veltraio is of hexagonal plan, was built around the year 1000.

 


Forte Focardo Capoliveri

 

FORT FOCARDO

Historical

The Fort Focardo, still owned by the military, was built in 1678 by the will of Fernando Fascardo, viceroy of Naples, and designed by Alessandro Piston, engineer of the Tuscan State Capitol.

 


Blocchi di Marmo Cipollino Procchio

CIPOLLINO MARBLE extracted from Agnone Procchio

 

Historical

Another resource is made from marble stone Cipollino Elba, marble veined species, unsuitable for construction of statues, with streaks of color ranging from light green to dark green striped with black.

 


Procchio Monte Castello Cinta Muraria lato occidentale

CASTLE on the MOUNTAIN at Procchio

Historical

The modest hill of Castle on the Mountain, immediately behind the Procchio Bay, overlooking the south coast of Elba and offers a convenient location for the opposite inlets control, dominating the plain south of Marina di Campo.

 


Elviscot Relitto di Pomonte Elba

ELVISCOT the SHIPWRECK of POMONTE

 

This is one of the few dives on the Island of Elba that can be commenced from the shore. Elviscot Relitto di Pomonte Subacquea Isola d’ Elba The dive starts from the small beach of Pomonte.

 


Procchio Relitto Nave Romana

The WRECK of PROCCHIO, the Roman ship sank on Elba

In 1967, a storm brought to light the wreckage, in the north east of Procchio (La Guardiola Gulf), Procchio Relitto Nave Romana the remains of a small Roman cargo ship in good condition.

 

 


 

Churches and shrines

Fortresses and Castles

Caprili Elbani

Scenic and suggestive points