All the spring excursions of the 2014 Walking Festival connected to Napoleon

Saturday May 17th

Rio Marina - Napoleon and the iron mines

The first place on Elba that Napoleon went to see was Rio Marina and its mines, and this is the area the excursion across the Mineral Park is dedicated to, with its colourful rocks and pieces of industrial archaeology, up to the extraction amphitheatre of Valle Giove, the biggest and most recent yard that the Appiani Tower looks over. Bring a packed lunch. Level of difficulty: medium. Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at the Hotel Rio in via Palestro in Rio Marina. How long it takes: 5 hours Information and booking: Guide A Piedi nel Parco Association cell. 3288541878 No admission fee, but tickets for the Mineral Park cost 5,00 euros (adults) and 4,00 euros (children).

Sunday May 18th

Marciana - The Stations of the Cross and the Hermitage of Napoleon

A walk through the old town of Marciana and then up along the Stations of the Cross to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte, where Napoleon stopped for a few days; he particularly liked the area because from here, the mountains all around him, surrounded by ancient chestnut trees and flowers in bloom, he could look across the sea to his much loved Corsica. Level of difficulty: medium. Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at the "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana. How long it takes: 3 hours. Information and booking: Casa del Parco tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini cell. 348 7039374 No admission fee

Campo nell'Elba - Napoleon and the barley from Pianosa

Walk around Pianosa, where Napoleon went twice in 1814 to see if anything could be built there, and if so, to improve the situation; in fact he had Forte Teglia built, and in an attempt to encourage both the agriculture and the cattle breeding he got some families from Elba to move there. Unfortunately, transport costs proved too high, and this explains the saying "you cost more than the barley from Pianosa". Bring a packed lunch. Level of difficulty: easy, the route is all flat. How long it takes: about a 4 hours walk with stops for information and lunch. Information and compulsory booking: Ticket Office in Piazza dei Granatieri, 203 Marina di Campo tel 0565 976022 cell. 3287095470, please state you wish to take part in the Walking Festival. No admission fees, but you must pay for the ferry ticket to and from Pianosa that also includes entrance to the protected area.

Monday 19th May

Rio nell'Elba - A walk with Napoleon to Santa Caterina

Excursion up to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, not far from the centre of Rio nell'Elba, along the road for Nisporto. A short, uphill road takes you to the Hermitage, visited by Napoleon in 1815, and the Elba Orto dei Semplici is right next to it; here you will find officinal plants as well as various endemisms from the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by the scents and colours of the spring flowers in bloom. If you wish, you can take part in the traditional "Festa della Sportella". Level of difficulty: medium. Meeting time and place: 9.30 a.m. at the Casa del Parco in Rio nell'Elba. How long it takes: 3 hours. Information and booking: "Franco Franchini" Casa del Parco in Rio nell'Elba, at The Old Washouses tel. 0565 943399 or contact the Park Guide Cinzia Battaglia cell. 347 3520986 No admission fee

Tuesday May 20th

Capoliveri - La Vantina and the Old Railway

The ancient town of Capoliveri is still exactly as it was thanks to a beautiful girl called "La Vantina" who convinced Napoleon to withdraw his troops that were ready to attack the town. The mineral trekking aimed at discovering the Cantiere Vallone Calamita Mines starts off at Innamorata beach (place where the legend of the young "Maria" from Capoliveri, madly in love with Lorenzo, jumped into the sea after him, was born); here, if you wish, you can collect some small copper and iron minerals. Visit to the "Museo della Vecchia Officina" (Old Mining Museum) with a taste of the typical "schiaccia briaca" from Capoliveri. Level of difficulty: medium to easy. Meeting time and place: 2 p.m. - car park at Innamorata beach in Capoliveri. How long it takes: 4 hours. Information and compulsory booking: Calamita Mines 3939059583, www.minieredicalamita.it Admission 3,00 euros.

Wednesday May 21st

Marciana - The wood between the chestnut trees and the Napoleon springs

Excursion starting at the old village of Poggio, with the mountains full of chestnut trees on one side and the sea on the other, as far as the Hermitage of San Cerbone. You will stop at the Napoleon Springs along the way, whose waters are both beneficial and healing, that this great French General loved to drink while he was staying at the hermitage of the Madonna del Monte. Level of difficulty: from medium to easy. Meeting time and place: 3 p.m. at the Casalino in Poggio: How long it takes: 3 hours. Information and booking: "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini cell 348 7039374 No admission fee

Thursday May 22nd

Portoferraio - The San Martino woods and the Residence of Napoleon

Nordic walking excursion in the ancient woods of San Martino, across beautiful Mediterranean bush rich in holm oaks, as far as the GTE route and the old windmill, with the breathtaking view of the gulf of Portoferraio on one side and Lacona on the other. An instructor from the Nordic Walking School of Elba will be at your complete disposal for the entire excursion, and will give you any information you may wish concerning this disipline as well as providing all the necessary tools and equipment. Bring a packed lunch. For those who wish to learn the history of Napoleon Bonaparte while he was exiled in Elba, there are guided visits to the Villa of San Martino and the National Museum of the Residences of Napoleon in Elba at the end of the excursion (cost of admission to the museum 3,00 euros to be paid on site by participants). Level of difficulty: medium: Meeting time and place for the excursion: 9 a.m. at the Villa of San Martino, (with visit on return from the excusrsion). How long it takes: 4 hours for the excursion, 1 hour and 30 minutes for the visit to the Villa. Information and booking: Guide a Piedi nel Parco Association cell.3288541878 or N.W. Environmental Guide and Regional Instructor Evi Guertler cell 328 7334361. No admission fee, but entrance to museum 3,00 euros to be paid by participants

Capoliveri - La Vantina and the Mining Town

The old town of Capoliveri is still as it was in the past thanks to a beautiful young girl by the name of "La Vantina" who convinced Napoleon to withdraw his troops about to attack the town; the Commune of Capoliveri has hence dedicated the tiny square in the centre of the old part to her. The excursion starts off at Piazza del "Cavatore" and goes along the typical, tiny lanes round the town to be found on the antique, medieval maps...in the company of the guides from the Caput Liberum Society you will discover the Old Mining Town as well as some of the original tools used by the miners, the so called "gli omini de la vena" (the men of the vein). Level of difficulty: easy. Meeting time and place: 5 p.m. - Piazza del Cavatore in Capoliveri. How long it takes: 2 hours. Information and compulsory booking: Calamita Mines 3939059583, www.mimieredicalamita.it. No admission fee.

Friday May 23rd

Porto Azzurro - Napoleon and the mountains around the Sanctuary

Excursion surrounded by the Spring scents and colours in truly peaceful areas, a sort of picturesque ring road with a stop at the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monserrato, where Naoleon also stopped in 1814 with Pons and Bertrand. Level of difficulty: not very easy. Meeting time and place: 3 p.m. at the monumental Pine tree on the road to Monserrato. How long it takes: 4 hours and 30 minutes. Information: Casa del Parco tel 0565 943399 or Park Guide Cinzia Battaglia cell 347 3520986. No admission fee

Saturday May 24th

Marciana - The old town and the Napoleon springs

Nordic walking excursion in an area much loved by Napoleon, starting at the old town of Marciana, with the panorama of the mountains full of chestnut trees on one side and the sea from Monte Capanne on the other, as far as the Hermitage of San Cerbone. You will stop at the Napoleon Springs along the way, whose waters are both beneficial and healing, that this great French General loved to drink while he was staying at the hermitage of the Madonna del Monte. Level of difficulty: from medium to easy. Meeting time and place: 3 p.m. at the casalino in Poggio: How long it takes: 3 hours. Information and booking: "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini cell 348 7039374 No admission fee

Capoliveri -La Vantina in the "Heart of the Earth"

The old town of Capoliveri is still as it was in the past thanks to a beautiful young girl, "La Vantina", who convinced Napoleon to withdraw his troops who were about to attack the town. The mineral excursion towards the Ginevro mine starts off here, accompanied by the Caput Liberum Society Guides, with a stop at the square that bears the same name and is dedicated to the beautiful girl, in. the old town. Visit to the tunnel of Ginevro (6 metres below sea level, temperature 18°C), where if you wish you can collect some small samples of iron minerals. Return journey to the town will be by bus from Ginevro at 2.30 p.m. Bring a packed lunch. Level of geo walking difficulty: from medium to easy. Meeting time and place: 9 a.m. at Piazza del Cavatore in Capoliveri- How long it takes: 5 hours. Information and compulsory booking:Calamita Mines 3939059583, www.minieredicalamita.it. Admission fee: 5,00 euros

Sunday May 25th

Marciana Marina - Flowers in bloom along the Cala

Sort of ring road as far as the area known as La Conca then back eastwards to Marciana Marina. A cool excursion in the heart of the bush at times surrounded by the flowers in blossom and at others under the shade of holm oaks. At one point you come to a characteristic holding with a storehouse, cellar and millstone, then cross a wood full of chestnut trees that is one of the nearest to the sea, while you savour some of the most picturesque panoramas on the island. Here you will discover a very strange geological mineral, eurite, another type of the igneous rock that most of the western side of Elba sits on. You get back to the starting point by following the lower mule track. Level of difficulty: from medium to easy. meeting time and place: 9 a.m. at the Appiani Tower. How long it takes: 4 hours. Information: Guide a Piedi nel Parco Association cell 328 8541878. No admission fee

Campo nell'Elba - Napoleon and the barley from Pianosa

Walk around Pianosa, where Napoleon went twice in 1814 to see if anything could be built there, and if so, to improve the situation; in fact he had Forte Teglia built, and in an attempt to encourage both the agriculture and the cattle breeding he got some families from Elba to move there. Unfortunately, transport costs proved too high, and this explains the saying "you cost more than the barley from Pianosa" Bring a packed lunch. Level of difficulty: easy, the route is all flat. How long it takes: about a 4 hours walk with stops for information and lunch. Information and compulsory booking: Ticket Office in Piazza dei Granatieri, 203 Marina di Campo tel 0565 976022 cell. 3287095470, please state you wish to take part in the Walking Festival. No admission costs, but you must pay for the ferry ticket to and from Pianosa that also includes entrance to the protected area

Monday April 21st

Rio nell'Elba - A walk with Napoleon to Santa Caterina

Excursion up to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, not far from the centre of Rio nell'Elba, along the road for Nisporto. A short, uphill road takes you to the Hermitage, visited by Napoleon in 1815, and the Elba Orto dei Semplici is right next to it; here you will find officinal plants as well as various endemisms from the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by the scents and colours of the spring flowers in bloom. If you wish, you can take part in the traditional Festa della Sportella.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 9.30 a.m. at the Casa del Parco in Rio nell'Elba
How long it takes: 3 hours
. Information and booking: "Franco Franchini" Casa del Parco in Rio nell'Elba, at The Old Washouses tel. 0565 943399 or contact the Park Guide Cinzia Battaglia cell. 347 3520986
No admission costs

Marciana - The Stations of the Cross and the Hermitage of Napoleon

A walk through the old town of Marciana and then up along the Stations of the Cross to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte, where Napoleon stopped for a few days; he particularly liked the area because from here, the mountains all around him, surrounded by ancient chestnut trees and flowers in bloom, he could look across the sea to his much loved Corsica.
Level of difficulty: medium.
Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at the "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana
How long it takes: 3 hours.
Information and booking: Casa del Parco tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini cell. 348 7039374
No admission fee

Tuesday April 22nd

Marciana - Botanical trekking in the Valley of Pomonte

The excursion goes across the whole valley in Pomonte, starting on the south side of Monte Capanne, along an ancient road and then into the heart of a lush, Mediterranean forest. Bring a packed lunch.
Level of difficulty: not easy
Meeting time and place: 9.30 a.m. in Piazza della Chiesa, Pomonte
How long it takes: 6 hours
Information: Pelagos Cooperative cell 3476004835 or 3200383611
No admission fee

Capoliveri - La Vantina in the "Heart of the Earth"

The old town of Capoliveri is still as it was in the past thanks to a beautiful young girl, "La Vantina", who convinced Napoleon to withdraw his troops who were about to attack the town. The mineral excursion towards the Ginevro mine starts off here, accompanied by the Caput Liberum Society Guides, with a stop at the square that bears the same name and is dedicated to the beautiful girl, in. the old town. Visit to the tunnel of Ginevro (6 metres below sea level, temperature 18°C), where if you wish you can collect some small samples of iron minerals. Return journey to the town will be by bus from Ginevro at 2.30 p.m. Bring a packed lunch.
Geo walking
Level of difficulty: from medium to easy.
Meeting time and place: 9 a.m. at Piazza del Cavatore in Capoliver
How long it takes: 5 hours
Information and compulsory booking: Calamita Mines 3939059583, www.minieredicalamita.it. Admission fee: 5,00 euros

Wednesday April 23rd

Marciana Marina - Flowers in bloom along the Cala

Sort of ring road as far as the area known as La Conca then back eastwards to Marciana Marina. A cool excursion in the heart of the bush at times surrounded by the flowers in blossom and at others under the shade of holm oaks. At one point you come to a characteristic holding with a storehouse, cellar and millstone, then cross a wood full of chestnut trees that is one of the nearest to the sea, while you savour some of the most picturesque panoramas on the island. Here you will discover a very strange geological mineral, eurite, another type of the igneous rock that most of the western side of Elba sits on. You get back to the starting point by following the lower mule track.
Level of difficulty: from medium to easy
Meeting time and place: 9 a.m. at the Appiani Tower
How long it takes: 4 hours
Information: Guide a Piedi nel Parco Association cell 328 8541878
No admission fee

Thursday April 24th

Capoliveri - The Dunes in Lacona: an area we must protect

An excursion whose aim is to study the characteristic dune flora, consisting of many natural species that have adapted very well to life by the beach, and whose unique plants go from the shore to the inland. The entire area is imortant because it is very delicate, so we must all learn to recognize, appreciate but above all protect them.
Level of difficulty: easy
Meeting time and place: 3.30 p.m. at the car park at the Essenza Bar in Lacona
How long it takes: 2 hours
Information and booking: Pelagos Cooperative cell 3476004835
No admission fee

Friday April 25th

Marciana - The Madonna del Monte and the nearby Corsica

Excursion starting off at the old town of Marciana, along the Stations of the Cross as far as the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte and the Hermitage where Napoleon stayed, and when you reach Serraventosa from where Corsica seems so near, you go down the ridge towards Punta Polveraia and head for the Raggio Verde route. Then up road number 14 that brings you to a beautiful chestnut wood, then close the circle and you're back at the starting point.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at the "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana
How long it takes: 4 hours
Information and booking: "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini cell 348 7039374
No admission costs

Saturday 26th April

Portoferraio - The San Martino woods and the Residence of Napoleon

Nordic walking excursion in the ancient woods of San Martino, across beautiful Mediterranean bush rich in holm oaks, as far as the GTE route and the old windmill, with the breathtaking view of the gulf of Portoferraio on one side and Lacona on the other. An instructor from the Nordic Walking School of Elba will be at your complete disposal for the entire excursion, and will give you any information you may wish concerning this disipline as well as providing all the necessary tools and equipment. Bring a packed lunch.
For those who wish to learn the history of Napoleon Bonaparte while he was exiled in Elba, there are guided visits to the Villa of San Martino and the National Museum of the Residences of Napoleon in Elba at the end of the excursion (cost of admission to the museum 3,00 euros to be paid on site by participants).
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place for the excursion: 9 a.m. at the Villa of San Martino, (with visit on return from the excusrsion).
How long it takes: 4 hours for the excursion, 1 hour and 30 minutes for the visit to the Villa.
Information and booking: Guide A Piedi nel Parco Association cell.3288541878 or N.W. Environmental Guide and Region Instructor Evi Guertler cell 328 7334361.
No admission fee, but entrance to museum 3,00 euros to be paid by participants

Capoliveri - Paradise of the orchids

Since the Mediterranean vegetation presents Spring with beautiful flowers in blossom, the GIROS (Gruppo Italiano Ricerca Orchidee Spontanee, that is, The Italian Association for the Research on Naturally Grown Orchids) will accompany you along the Calamita promontory where you will be able to admire the beautiful, multi coloured orchids grown naturally.
Level of difficulty: quite difficult
Meeting time and place: 3.30 p.m. at Piazza del Cavatore in Capoliveri
How long it takes: 4 hours
Information and booking: Pelagos Cooperative cell 3476004835
No admission fee

Sunday April 27th

Porto Azzurro - Napoleon and the mountains around the Sanctuary

Excursion surrounded by the Spring scents and colours in truly peaceful areas, a sort of picturesque ring road with a stop at the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monserrato, where Naoleon also stopped in 1814 with Pons and Bertrand.
Level of difficulty: not very easy
Meeting time and place: 9.30 a.m. at the monumental Pine tree on the road to Monserrato
How long it takes: 4 hours and 30 minutes
No admission fee

Campo nell'Elba - Napoleon and the barley from Pianosa

Walk around Pianosa, where Napoleon went twice in 1814 to see if anything could be built there, and if so, to improve the situation; in fact he had Forte Teglia built, and in an attempt to encourage both the agriculture and the cattle breeding he got some families from Elba to move there. Unfortunately, transport costs proved too high, and this explains the saying "you cost more than the barley from Pianosa".
Bring a packed lunch.
Level of difficulty: easy, the route is all flat
How long it takes: about a 4 hours walk with stops for information and lunch
Information and compulsory booking: Ticket Office in Piazza dei Granatieri, 203 Marina di Campo tel 0565 976022 cell. 3287095470, please state you wish to take part in the Walking Festival
No admission fee, but you must pay for the ferry ticket to and from Pianosa that also includes entrance to the protected area.

Monday April 28th

Capoliveri - La Vantina and the Old Railway

The ancient town of Capoliveri is still exactly as it was thanks to a beautiful girl called "La Vantina" who convinced Napoleon to withdraw his troops that were ready to attack the town. The mineral trekking aimed at discovering the Cantiere Vallone Calamita Mines starts off here, with a stop at the small square, called after the famous young girl, in the centre of this ancient mining town; here, if you wish, you can collect some small copper and iron minerals. Visit to the "Museo della Vecchia Officina" (Old Mining Museum) with a taste of the typical "schiaccia briaca" from Capoliveri.
Level of difficulty: medium to easy
Meeting time and place: 2 p.m. - at the Piazza del Cavatore in Capoliveri
How long it takes: 5 hours.
Information and compulsory booking: Calamita Mines 3939059583, www.minieredicalamita.it
Admission 3,00 euros

Wednesday April 30th

Rio Marina - Napoleon and the iron mines

The first place on Elba that Napoleon went to see was Rio Marina and its mines, and this is the area the excursion across the Mineral Park is dedicated to, with its colourful rocks and pieces of industrial archaeology, up to the extraction amphitheatre of Valle Giove, the biggest and most recent yard that the Appiani Tower looks over. Bring a packed lunch.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at the Hotel Rio in via Palestro in Rio Marina
How long it takes: 5 hours
Information and booking: Guide A Piedi nel Parco Association cell. 3288541878
Excursion free of charge, but tickets for the Mineral Park cost 5,00 euros (adults) and 4,00 euros (children)

Capoliveri - La Vantina and the Mining Town

The old town of Capoliveri is still as it was in the past thanks to a beautiful young girl by the name of "La Vantina" who convinced Napoleon to withdraw his troops about to attack the town; the Commune of Capoliveri has hence dedicated the tiny square in the centre of the old part to her.

The excursion starts off at Piazza del "Cavatore" and goes along the typical, tiny lanes round the town to be found on the antique, medieval maps...in the company of the guides from the Caput Liberum Society you will discover the Old Mining Town as well as some of the original tools used by the miners, the so called "gli omini de la vena" (the men of the vein).
Level of difficulty: easy
Meeting time and place: 5 p.m. - Piazza del Cavatore in Capoliveri
How long it takes: 2 hours
Information and compulsory booking: Calamita Mines 3939059583, www.mimieredicalamita.it
No admission costs

Thursday May 1st

Rio nell'Elba - Herbal trekking with Napoleon

The excursion starts off across the town of Rio nell'Elba as far as the Old Washouse, where you will get the chance to use soap made from wild herbs like they did in the past, after which you will be given an explanation on how in the past natural medecines were dried, preserved, picked and used. Next stop the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, right next to the Elba Orto dei Semplici, visited by Napoleon in 1815, then the excursion ends at Monte Strega and Monte Capannello. Excursion guide is the herbalist Giacomo Cadoni.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. in the main square in Rio nell'Elba
How long it takes: 6 hours, inclusive of stops for explanations.
Information: Environmental Guide Giacomo Cadoni cell. 3200383611 -Pelagos Cooperative
No admission fee

Friday May 2nd

Rio Marina - Scents and colours, the blossoms of the season

Starting off at Ortano beach you follow the "Love Path" surrounded by the many perfumes in the heart of the Mediterranean bush, where the sky above you and the sea below you offer panoramas that are truly beautiful and suggestive, almost romantic.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at Ortano beach in Rio Marina
How long it takes: 3 hours
Information and booking: "Franco Franchini" casa del Parco at I Lavatoi, Rio nell'Elba tel. 0565 943399 or Park Guide Cinzia Battaglia cell. 347 3520986
No admission fee.

Marciana - The wood between the chestnut trees and the Napoleon springs

Excursion starting at the old village of Poggio, with the mountains full of chestnut trees on one side and the sea on the other, as far as the Hermitage of San Cerbone. You will stop at the Napoleon Springs along the way, whose waters are both beneficial and healing, that this great French General loved to drink while he was staying at the hermitage of the Madonna del Monte.
Level of difficulty: from medium to easy
Meeting time and place: 3 p.m. at the Casalino in Poggio
How long it takes: 3 hours
Information and booking: "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini cell 348 7039374
No admission fee

Saturday May 3rd

Marciana - The old wood and the Napoleon springs

Nordic walking excursion starting at the old town of Marciana, much loved by Napoleon, with the mountains full of chestnut trees on one side and the sea from Monte Capanne on the other, as far as the Hermitage of San Cerbone. You will stop at the Napoleon Springs along the way, whose waters are both beneficial and healing, that this great French General loved to drink while he was staying at the hermitage of the Madonna del Monte.
An instructor from the Rio Marina school of Nordic Walking will be at your complete disposal at the Casa del Parco in Marciana should you wish any further information concerning this discipline, and you will also be provided with all the necessary equipment.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 10 a.m. at the Casa del Parco in Marciana
How long it takes: 3 hours
Information and booking: "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide and N.W. Regional Instructor Evi Guetler cell 328 7334361 Guide A Piedi nel Parco Association cell. 328 8541878
No admission fee

Sunday May 4th

Campo nell'Elba - Napoleon and the barley from Pianosa

Walk around Pianosa, where Napoleon went twice in 1814 to see if anything could be built there, and if so, to improve the situation; in fact he had Forte Teglia built, and in an attempt to encourage both the agriculture and the cattle breeding he got some families from Elba to move there. Unfortunately, transport costs proved too high, and this explains the saying "you cost more than the barley from Pianosa".
Bring a packed lunch.
Level of difficulty: easy, the route is all flat
How long it takes: about a 4 hours walk with stops for information and lunch
Information and compulsory booking: Ticket Office in Piazza dei Granatieri, 203 Marina di Campo tel 0565 976022 cell. 3287095470, please state you wish to take part in the Walking Festival
No admission fee, but you must pay for the ferry ticket to and from Pianosa that also includes entrance to the protected area

Campo nell'Elba - The Flight of the butterflies

Excursion along the southern side of Monte Capanne, across huge areas of Mediterranean bush, where you can best study the different shapes, sizes and colours of the many different butterflies on the Island of Elba.
Level of difficulty: medium
Meeting time and place: 2 p.m. at Facciatoia
How long it takes: 3 hours
Information and booking: "Fortezza Pisana" Casa del Parco in Marciana tel. 0565 901030 or Environmental Guide Federica Ferrini 348 7039374
No admission fee.

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