Artistic and Cultural Festivals

Artistic and Cultural Festivals
Portoferraio and Pianosa Island

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Tuscan Archipelago National Park

To book activities contact Info Park +39 0565 908231, the tourist office of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Portoferraio nella struttura di Forte Inglese

On 3 and 24 December and 7 January, accompanied by the Park Guide, it will be possible to take a guided tour of Fort English. Also included in the tour is the photographic exhibition entitled "Giorgio Roster's Elba. The transformation of the landscape between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the photographs of the scientist photographer" - Ticket Euro 4 - Appointment at 3.30 p.m. - reservation required

On 10 December, a workshop will be held to make ecological Christmas festoons from evergreen shrubs to decorate our homes in a sustainable manner in view of the forthcoming festivities - ticket Euro 8 - Appointment at 15.30 in Forte Inglese - reservation required

On 17 December, there will be a meeting with tasting to discover the beers of the Archipelago together with the brewers of the Island of Elba - ticket Euro 8 - Appointment at 4.00 p.m. at Forte inglese - reservation required.

Volterraio Fortress

visits to the Volterraio Fortress are always possible even in winter, weather permitting. Reaching the summit on your own along path no. 255/A, you will find the Park Guide waiting for you at the Fortress from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a guided tour - ticket Euro 8 and reductions. Dates: 10, 18, 26, 31 December - 2, 7, 29 January. It is advisable to call to confirm the progress of the guided tour.

Pianosa Island

Even in winter, it is possible to visit Pianosa by contacting the Aquavision shipping company (0565 976022); a Park Guide is available on board, with whom you can book various activities to be paid for on site: trekking, mountain biking, and a tour of the village with the Catacombs, Science Museum and Agronomist's House.

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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