Elba Ansonica

A Mediterranean wine like the beautiful coasts on which its vines are grown

Created from Ansonica grapes at least 85%, other white grapes may be used up to a maximum of 15%






Ansonica and white grape varieties


Ansonica is an ancient vine grown along the Mediterranean coasts in some of the most beautiful places, in addition to Elba it is found on Giglio Island, Argentario, Sicily and Sardinia. Covering an area of about 20 hectares, it is an averagely productive vine, expressing its best in poor, dry and sunny soils; it has a thick, crisp skin; in the past it was also sold as a table grape. Generally used white winemaking, but a characteristic fermentation with skins can be used. It is a wine varying in color from pale straw yellow to straw, with a delicate, characteristic odor and a dry, harmonious flavor. Alcohol content 11.5%.


- Scampi
- Fish first courses
- Crustaceans
- Cheeses

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