Mineralogy

MUM – Luigi Celleri Mineralogical Museum

Campo nell'Elba

MUM – Luigi Celleri Mineralogical Museum

A mineral abundance exploited and known to all ancient civilisations, from the Greeks to the Etruscans to the Romans, and in this place admired in all its incredible variety

Need to know

The abundance of the Elban subsoil has been known and exploited since ancient times. Surprisingly, towards the end of the 18th century, deposits of extremely rare minerals and magnificent gems were discovered in the granite of Monte Capanne, testifying to the extraordinary geodiversity of this island. MUM is an authentic experience, a treasure chest where you can discover the beauty of the island's treasures and a starting point for treks and adventures, discovering the nature and history of a unique land.
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Where it is located

Via Cavour, 73, San Piero, Campo nell’Elba 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