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Isola d'Elba

The Island of Elba, between history and relax

14Aug

The Island of Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and is known for its beautiful golden beaches and its azure sea.
On its coasts are gulfs and headlands and is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, one of the largest protected marine areas in Europe.

Upon arrival at Portoferraio, the main port of the island of Elba, we find two large forts that guard the coast from above; they are the Fort Falcone and the Fort Stella, built by the Medici family, they were part of the island’s defense network.
In addition to beaches and seaside tourism, the Island of Elba is full of historical remains to be discovered; like the Palazzina dei Mulini in Portoferraio, one of the two Napoleon residences on the island of Elba.

It is located between the two forts, it was built before the emperor’s arrival and then, it was readjusted by him and used for receptions and parties.
The structure is open to visits, and inside there are the original furnishings and you can walk in the beautiful gardens of the villa.

On the promontory overlooking Portoferraio there is another of the many places of historical importance of the Island of Elba, the Roman Villa of the Caves.
An ancient Roman domus that included two levels with garden, swimming pools and thermal baths.
These are just some of the many places to explore on the Island of Elba, a place that offers the relaxation of the golden beaches and coves and the charm of ancient history.