Municipality Campo in Elba - Elba Island

I comuni elbani
Mag 15 2016

Municipality Campo in Elba – Elba Island

I comuni elbani

Municipality Campo in Elba

It is located in the southernmost part of the island, flat and extends from the Gulf of Lacona to Pomonte.

It was once a fishing village that stretched along the wide sandy bay. Today is the main center of the town of Campo nell’Elba and its beach, the longest on the island is among the busiest in the summer season.
the western end of Marina di Campo bay stands the cylindrical tower built as a defense system, probably during Pisan rule.

The seat of the municipality is located in Marina di Campo, a seaside resort that opens on the gulf. In this area there are many archaeological remains testify to the ancient settlements.

Today the whole area of ​​Campo has excellent hotels and gives the tourist the possibility to choose between a social and lively holiday on the coast and a quiet stay in the hinterland, in San Piero and Sant’Ilario.

In the municipality of Campo there is the La Pila airport that connects the island of Elba with some Italian and European cities. They are part of the municipal district also Cavoli, Seccheto, Fetovaia and the Island of Pianosa.

Located on a hilltop 207 meters above sea level, with the gulf of Marina di Campo in front and the mountains behind, it is one of the oldest and typical villages.
A Sant’Ilario you can see the Church of St. John, the largest primitive christian church on the island.
Along the road leading to S.Piero meets the Tower of S. Giovanni in Campo, an important Pisan monument.

San Piero in Campo
It is on a rising granitic Monte Capanne 227 meters above sea level.
Here there are the famous caves, rich in minerals, the Fonte del Prete, Caviere, Vallicella and Grottadoggi for which geologists have defined the island of Elba the casket.
In San Piero it is the Church of St Nicholas was probably built on the remains of a Roman temple.

Archaeological finds
A sacred enclosure with monoliths arranged in a semicircle, which dates back to about 3000 years ago and the very first inhabitants Aeneolithic, you can see Mount Cocchero.
Remains of furnaces, proving the exploitation of the mines of Elba by the Romans in the second century BC and the second century A.D., were found in Fetovaia and Seccheto.

the beaches
Cavoli (sand and rocks), Colle Palombaia (gravel), Fetovaia (sand), Fonza (gravel), Galenzana (sand), Marina di Campo (sand), Seccheto (sand and gravel).

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