Sunset on Calamita

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Sunset on Calamita
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Enjoying the spectacle of sunset on the Island of Elba

Enjoying the spectacle of sunset on the island of Elba is a thrilling experience. As the sun sets on the horizon dominated by the mountainous profile of Corsica and western Elba, it leaves behind a riot of colours, which degrade from fiery red to the darkness of night, giving way to a dome of stars that illuminate our path. In the silence of the night, by the light of the moon reflecting in the silvery sea, we will taste Aleatico dell'Elba for a night of romantic magic.

Difficulty

Moderate

Type

Occasional hikers

Estimated duration

154 minutes

Distance

11.4 km

Recommended departure

At least one and a half hours at sunset

Look at the track

Explore the 360-degree path

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