Capoliveri's fascination with the sea, mines, social life, folklore and landscapes


Already known in Roman times as Caput Liberum, Capoliveri is today a quiet village with an ancient urban fabric, which from the top of the hill on which it stands offers unique views of the sea, the coast of Elba and the other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. Capoliveri is a place of shopping and entertainment. Here delightful restaurants, trendy boutiques, and events that are different every day constitute together with the natural setting an important attraction for Italian and foreign visitors who are increasingly fascinated by this timeless place.

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Reaching Capoliveri you can enjoy a full and fulfilling vacation: Here you will find wild and charming beaches such as Laconella to the west or Remaiolo to the east, along with a myriad of coves and creeks to explore for those who love the essence of nature; long and well-equipped beaches such as Lacona, Lido and Naregno where you can find bathing establishments equipped with all the comforts and necessities to be able to engage in surfing, snorkeling and diving, not to mention the myriad of marked trails of the Capoliveri Bike Park intended for trekking and mountain biking, suitable for all difficulties. The area, which stretches from the Mola plain in the north to the Calamita promontory in the south, opening onto the Gulf of Lacona and the Stella Gulf in the west, is developed on the edge of a vast mining district, an archaic place of labor and toil, where wild nature and the island's historical identity merge. Unique places today dedicated to hiking and sightseeing in the vast Mount Calamita area.

Capoliveri is every day a discovery with its precious examples of ancient architecture, such as Madonna delle Grazie just a few steps from the beach of the same name, or Forte Focardo overlooking the sea, a reminder of Spanish rule.

The squares and alleys of the old medieval layout village have always attracted tourists from all over the world. Here, the quaint bistros, stores and renowned places of taste along with the year-round musical, entertainment and cultural events, from the Grape Festival to the re-enactment of the Legend of the Innamorata, help to increasingly enhance the identity of this charming area.

Natural beauty, history, traditions, food and wine, folklore, and culture ensure that visitors find themselves immersed in an exceptionally evocative setting. An undiscovered place that we recommend visiting.

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