Symbolic places of famous people and ancient civilizations

Walking through the towns and villages of the Island of Elba means you can follow in the footsteps of famous people and great civilizations of the past. Barracks, arsenals, prisons, but also houses and streets, all have stories to tell of public and private lives, of dreams that did or didn't come true, of utopias and destruction.

They tell us how an emperor's mother refused to leave her son, or how an entire town was called after its founder, and how the dreams of famous people got caught up in the simple elba life.

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Tonietti Mausoleum

The Tonietti Mausoleum was built with the intention of using it as as a family tomb but was never used as such.

Roman Villa of Capo Castello

From the same time as the Villa delle Grotte in Portoferraio, this villa is near Cavo, on the promontory bearing the same name.

Galliass dockyard

Cosimo de' Medici wanted a galliass dockyard for building and repairing the galliasses of the Order of the Santo Stefano Knights.

Biscuit factory

The biscuit factory met the garrisons and the new Medicean town's need of bread, and then that of all the Island of Elba.

Letizia's homes

Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte, Napoleon's mother, stayed for a few months in Portoferraio and Marciana.

De Laugier Barracks

It became the seat of the Order of the Santo Stefano Knights in 1562, then a Franciscan convent, and eventually barracks.

The Vigilanti Theatre "Renato Cioni"

In 1814 Napoleon had the Carmine Church turned into the Vigilanti Theatre, and in 2015 it was dedicated to Renato Cioni.

Roman villa in Le Grotte

Dating back to the I century BC, the luxurious Roman Villa in Le Grotte dominated the gulf of Portoferraio.

Roman villa in Linguella

The villa was biggest and at its maximum splendour in the II century AD, when it became the home of Publio Aclio Attiano.

Public wash-houses in Rio nell'Elba

Once public wash-houses and now an interesting place to see, one of the most popular tourist attractions on the eastern side of the Island of Elba.

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Map of historical places on the Island of Elba

Legend of points of interest

Historical places

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13 places to visit that can be seen on the map.
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