Mines

Calamita Mines

Capoliveri

A unique journey to the centre of the earth, with tunnels below sea level to explore and unique panoramas that tell the whole story of the area's industrial and mining history. A true jewel of industrial archaeology still intact where the energy of the earth is magical and magnetic

Need to know

The Calamita mines owe their name to the magnetite, an iron ore found in abundance. For centuries, they were the greatest source of work for the people of Elba. After centuries of exploitation, production was suspended in 1980. To discover the fascinating and ancient history of iron and retrace the laborious work of the quarrymen, you can take a guided tour of the Calamita and Ginevro mines.
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Where it is located

Via Calamita, 57031 Capoliveri LI

Contacts

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