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History, Archeology

Linguella archaeological area

Portoferraio

Linguella archaeological area

There are few occasions where so many centuries of history can be admired in such a small space, but the Fortezza della Linguella is just one of them: hidden beneath the Medicean levels of use, archaeological excavations have brought to light the remains of a rich maritime villa from the Roman era

Need to know

Excavations have uncovered a number of structures pertaining to a thermal baths, with four phases of life, from the 1st century BC. to the 3rd century AD, probably of public use serving the Roman port. The ancient walls, often submerged at sea level, have recently been restored; the original floors have been replaced with copies and reconstructed in the Linguella Archaeological Museum.
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Where it is located

Piazzale della Linguella, 5, 57037 Portoferraio LI

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