The Island of Elba, thanks to both its strategic position in the Mediterranean, from where it was always easy to control sea traffic, and its mineral wealth, has always appealed to the most important civilizations who, in an attempt to defend their territories - often conquered with great difficulty - over hundreds of years built modern fortified outposts.
There are Etruscan fortifications, often surrounded by scrub, Pisan towers as well as Appian ones, and Medicean and Spanish fortresses, all perfect examples of forefront impregnable (or nearly) architecture.
Today their walls have much to tell: not just stories of raids and violence, but also about all those who dreamed of making Elba the centre of the Mediterranean. If you go and see the remains, you will immediately be able to feel the strength of the fortresses that stand high and proud looking onto unique and unforgettable views
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