Municipality Porto Azzurro Elba Island

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Mag 15 2016

Municipality Porto Azzurro Elba Island

Municipality Porto Azzurro
I comuni elbani

The country was renamed in 1947 when it was allowed to change the old name of Porto Longone, which identified it with the prison housed in the Longone Fortress. Overlooking the Gulf of Mola, the widest bay of the eastern coast of Elba with its harbor well protected dock where ferries and tourist boats. This country of fishermen and farmers is now a popular seaside resort.

About one kilometer from Porto Azzurro you can visit the Small Mine, a reconstruction in reduced scale of a mine and of the life inside.
of historical and cultural interest are also the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monserrato and the Spanish Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Barbarossa and Mola are two important hamlets.

Fortress of Longone
Also called San Giacomo Fortress, was built by the Spanish architect Garcia of Toledo Philip III of Spain in 1603. The structure has a star plan, he was inspired by the rock of the citadel of Antwerp.

Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat
Located on isolated hill, about 1 km from Porto Azzurro, was built by the Spanish governor Pons y Léon in 1606 to worship the Black Madonna is venerated in Spain in the shrine of Montserrat.

The Small Mine
Along the road to Rio Marina after about one kilometer you reach Pianetto, where you can visit the reconstruction of a small treasure trove.
Aboard a train is taking a trip of 250 meters in an armed gallery and look at the key stages of life in the mines by mining in its various phases to the product in the wide variety of minerals exposed.

the beaches
Barbarossa, Reale, La Rossa (sand), Terranera (gravel), The Pianotta (sand and rocks).

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