Viste Beach

Portoferraio

Breathtaking sunsets in the shadow of Villa dei Mulini and Forte Falcone.

It is located in the historic center of Portoferraio, near the Napoleonic Villa dei Mulini, under the fortress of Forte Falcone. The spectacle of the Views begins from the top of the fortress overlooking the town and the old village: the beach is just down there and can only be reached on foot. This is precisely why it is uncrowded and quiet. The rock ridge provides shade in the afternoon, and in the evening you can watch the sunset over a beautiful panorama. Opposite, a few hundred meters away, is the Scoglietto, a small island bordering the protected marine reserve, frequented by snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.

Type of beach

Sand and pebbles

Recommended with winds of:

Sirocco Wind (SE), South Wind (S)

How to get there

It is reached from Portoferraio's main square, where parking is available for a fee, by climbing up the stone steps to Villa dei Mulini and then descending down a paved path, of fair gradient, for about 200 meters. Other parking lots are available in Portoferraio in the harbor area.

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Facilities

Snack bar
Aquatic equipment rental
Underwater landscape
Car park
Restaurant
Free beach
Nightlife & live music

Pet friendly

Elba is at the forefront of animal rights. The rule stipulates that each municipality may regulate access to strands more specifically.

Explore the beach in 360°

Mines of Rio Marina

Strategic location for the large amount of hematite and limonite immediately identified by the emperor as soon as he landed on the island as a strategic-military axis.
Location: Rio Marina

Paolina Beach

The beach is named after the islet a few meters from the shore, itself named after Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister who, according to a legend (probably created by a tourism entrepreneur in the 1960s) loved to sunbathe on these rocks.

Location: Marciana

San Martino Villa

Designated as a summer residence, Napoleon purchased the property from the Manganaro family in 1814, with the intention of transforming it into a comfortable and refined abode that would have nothing to envy from Parisian residences.

Location: Località San Martino (Portoferraio)

Mulini Villa

Built in 1724 by Grand Duke Gaston de’ Medici, it was Napoleon’s city residence during his first stay on Elba Island.

Location: Portoferraio

Sanctuary of Monserrato

It was built as a sign of gratitude in 1606 by José Pons y León of the Dukes of Arcos, Spanish governor of Naples and first governor of the square of Longone (part of the state of principals). In September 1814 Napoleon, accompanied by Pons and Bertrand wanted to visit the sanctuary.

Location: Località Monserrato (Portoazzurro)

MUM Mineralogical Museum

While the Elban economy today is based on tourism, the fact remains that the people of San Piero and the west coast (Pomonte) have also lived and continue to live off their granite and marble

Location: San Piero in Campo

Port and Tower of Marciana Marina

Visit the harbor where Maria Walewska landed and the armed watchtower visited by Napoleon himself in 1814

Location: Marciana Marina