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Campo nell'Elba

A lush area, boasting some of the most spectacular sandy shores on Elba

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The municipality of Campo nell'Elba extends from the Gulf of Lacona to Pomonte. Marina di Campo, the main town, was once a fishing village that stretched along the vast sandy bay. Today it is the main center of the municipality of Campo nell'Elba, and its beach, the longest on the island, is among the busiest in the summer season. On the western end of Marina di Campo Bay stands the imposing cylindrical tower, built as a defense system probably during Pisan rule

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Today the entire Campo area has excellent hotel facilities and offers tourists a choice between a mundane and lively vacation on the coast, or a quiet and secluded stay in the picturesque inland villages of San Piero or Sant'Ilario. Also part of the municipal area are the seaside hamlets of Cavoli, Seccheto, Fetovaia and the island of Pianosa. The municipality of Campo is home to La Pila Airport, which efficiently connects the island of Elba with several Italian and European cities, even during the winter months.

The hamlet of Sant'Ilario, situated on a hillside at 207 meters above sea level, with the Gulf of Marina di Campo in front and the mountains behind, is one of the island's oldest and most characteristic villages. In St. Hilary you can see the Church of St. John, the largest primitive temple built by Christianity on the island. Along the road to San Piero you will come across the Tower of San Giovanni in Campo, an important Appian monument that dominates the surrounding landscape with its grandeur.

San Piero towers on a granite elevation of Mount Capanne, 227 meters above sea level. Here are the world-famous mineral-rich quarries of Fonte del Prete, Caviere, Vallicella and Grotta d'oggi, thanks to which geologists have called the island of Elba the "treasure chest of granite." San Piero is also home to an important religious monument, namely the Church of St. Nicholas built on the remains of an ancient Roman temple.