Campo nell'Elba
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Municipality of (en)Campo nell'Elba

Campo nell'Elba Tourist information

Neighbouring Municipalities: Marciana - Portoferraio - Capoliveri 
Zip Code: 57034 – Area Code: (0565) 
Country: Italy - Region: Tuscany - Province: Livorno (LI) – Tuscan Archipelago
Inhabitants: 4657 (campesi) - Density: 83,37 ab/kmq 
Fractions: Cavoli, Seccheto, Fetovaia, La Pila, Pianosa, San Piero, Sant'Ilario, Bonalaccia, Filetto, Alzi, Capannili 
Altitude: Max 905 m - Min 0 m
Altitude Range: 905 m 
Surface: 55,60 Kmq 
Latitude: 42°44'56"40 N
Longitude: 10°14'3"48 E 
Decimal Degrees: 42,749; 10,2343 
Locator (WWL): JN52CR 
Day Degree: 1.057 
Climatic zone (a): C 
Starting Thermal Plants: 10 hours a day from November 15 to March 31
Seismic Classification: very low seismicity
ISTAT code: 049003 
Land Registry Code: B553 
Festive Day: August 7
Patron Saint: San Gaetano da Thiene

The Municipality of Campo nell’Elba with its surface of 55,60 square km is the largest municipality of Elba.

Many important tourist locations such as Marina di Campo, Cavoli, Fetovaia, San Piero, Sant'Ilario e l'Isola di Pianosa belong to its municipality.

One of the best known tourist centre within the municipality of Campo nell'Elba and of Elba Island, is the village of Marina di Campo (located in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba, where there is the town hall). 

The village developed throughout the years along the western side of the gulf of Marina di Campo, where its beach featuring a 1500m long waterfront offers different types of bathing services in order to please even the most demanding tourist.

While on the opposite side it arose the location of La Foce, known and appreciated for the presence of its campsites.

For those who love camping there is in fact the chance to stay in one of the campsites nearby the sea, or in one the various Apartments for Rent and Residences in the near distance.

Behind the waterfront a flat area hosts many tourist accommodations such as Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Residences, Holiday Houses and Apartments to spend your holidays.

With the advent of tourism the municipality was able to provide esteemed Hotels and services that are today present in its most remarkable and beautiful tourist locations.

The beach of Marina di Campo is easy to access and allows to practice almost any watersports. From the beach resort of Marina di Campo is possible to reach some of the most stunning beach of the Elba Island.

Marina di Campo is the ideal tourist location for those who love to go out and about and for nightlife. There are many nice bars where to enjoy an aperitivo, many restaurants that have been well reviewed by important guides and also bars where to spend a delightful time after dinner, such as pubs, discos and piano bars with live music.

The most ancient side of the village of Marina di Campo is located behind the Port, nearby the Borgo delle scalinate, which preserves still today the typical scenery of a fishermen village featuring a breathtaking and challenging trail that will lead you to discover the beautiful and unspoiled beach of Galenzana 5 minutes walk away through the Mediterranean maquis.

The vegetation surrounding the plain of Marina di Campo is slow and sparse, which in the past has facilitated vine and olive cultivations. In fact it is still possible today to find there the majority of the vineyards in Elba which produce excellent wines, mostly white, that blend well with the typical Mediterranean cuisine, rich in fish and shellfishes.

An event not to be missed is the celebration in honor of San Gaetano, festa patronale di San Gaetano,  held each year on August 7 which attracts many tourists thanks to the holy procession in the sea and the amazing firework show at midnight.

Thanks to the tourist flow, today Marina di Campo and the municipality of Campo nell’Elba offer a variety of accommodations to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the hotels of Campo nell’Elba and Marina di Campo which provide the most modern services to please the needs of the most demanding clients.

For those who prefer enjoying relaxing and independent holiday, the best solution would be to rent an apartment or a holiday house in Campo nell’Elba.


Wednesday open air market from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m

The most important events in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba are:

•    Month of May Celebration of May, Festa del Maggio
•    End of June, White Night, Notte Bianca in Marina di Campo
•    August 7 San Gaetano Celebration,  – Patron Saint of Marina di Campo
•    August 10 San Lorenzo Celebration – Patron Saint of Seccheto
•    End of August Sbancomatto in Marina di Campo
•    Month of September Elbaman Triatlhon
•    Month of October Elba Marathon MTB
•    Christmas Celebrations Concerts in the Church 

District of Campo nell'Elba

A visit to the municipality of Campo nell’Elba should at least include a stop in the following places:

Near Marina di Campo, the main village of the municipality, well worth is a visit to the characteristic old villages of Sant’Ilario and San Piero, the oldest settlements of the area. Sant’Ilario is one of the most fascinating and evocative villages of all the Elba Island, where the panoramic walk ends in the square dominated by the church which was built by the Appiani in the 15th century. San Piero in Campo, instead is sheltered behind the Perone Mountain.

The origins of San Piero date back to the Roman times and its first settlements were built upon a big granite base. In the past, first the Pisani and then the Appiani built fortifications to defend the precious granite caves from which , since the days of the Romans , great quantities of the granite itself were extracted to build churches and famous monuments all around the world that are visited by millions tourists every year, (one at random is the Colosseum ) . Today these hill villages are residential areas that deserve to be visited and that are provided with accommodations such as in other minor villages of the municipality as La Pila , La Foce , Bonalaccia and Filetto.

There are many beaches included within the territory of Campo nell’Elba, most of which are made of white granitic sand. Besides the beach of Marina di Campo, the greatest among the beaches in Elba, there are other sandy beaches which deserve to be visited such as Cavoli, Seccheto e Fetovaia. Among the least crowded beaches we suggest Galenzana, Colle Palombaia and Fonza


Marina di Campo

Marina di Campo is the best known village and tourist location in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba. It ...

Galenzana

Galenzana is a location that is behind the promontory situated at the heels of the port of Marina di Campo. It i...

San Piero

Today San Piero presents itself like a graceful little village of Elba Island, located up the hills in front of the G...

Sant'Ilario

Sant'Ilario is a pretty small village in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba. Because its population is le...

Cavoli

Cavoli is a tourist beach resort in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba. It is located on the west ring coast o...

Seccheto

Seccheto is a graceful beach resort in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba. Located on the western coast of the...

Fetovaia

Fetovaia is one of the tourist beach resorts within the municipality of Campo nell’Elba. Fetovaia is one of the...

La Foce

La Foce is a well known tourist beach resort which is part of the municipality of Campo nell’Elba and is at a s...

La Pila

La Pila is a small village that belongs to the municipality of Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island in the province of Livorn...

filetto

The residential area of Filetto owes its name to the valley in the middle of which it is situated, directly in the co...

Bonalaccia

The fraction of Bonalaccia rises 7 metres above the sea level and belongs to the municipality of Campo nell’Elb...

Vallebuia

The location of Vallebuia is located up on a hill behind the more famous tourist fraction Seccheto. Vallebuia is well...

Alzi

Gli Alzi is a residential fraction which belongs to the municipality of Campo nell’Elba, under the province of ...

Forcioni

The location of Forcioni is a quiet residential area within the Municipality of Campo nell’Elba. Located betwee...

Pozzo al Moro

Pozzo al Moro is a lovely residential location in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba under the province of Liv...

Chiuso Torto

Chiuso Torto is a residential location in the Municipality of Campo nell’Elba. This area has recently born in a...

Formicaio

Formicaio is a nice and quiet residential area of the village of Marina di Campo within the municipality of Campo nel...

Beaches from Campo nell'Elba

THE BEACHES OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CAMPO NELL’ELBA-ELBA ISLAND BEACHES- TUSCANY-ITALY

The beaches of the municipality of Campo nell’Elba are located in the south-west side of the Elba Island, along a 22km coastline which is characterized by steep cliffs with rare inlets and large beaches almost all made of white sand originated from granite and quartz minerals.

Over the years the small streams that formed around the Capanne Mountain and the Perone Mountain have created large sandy shore near their mouths. The most appreciated are the beaches of Cavoli, Seccheto and Fetovaia besides the famous beach of Marina di Campo, which is considered a bit like the queen among the Elba beaches given that is the greatest in terms of extension.

These are the most attended beaches of Elba, characterized with crystal clear water and beautiful shades of light green and blue. For those who are looking for peace and tranquility it is possible to discover even the most private coves sailing by sea as well as coastline stretches which are comfortable for sunbathing. For many aspects this side of the coast recalls a lot to the one of Sardinia and its vegetation is dry and bushy, occasionally interrupted by terraces which were once cultivated as vineyards with low stone walls.

Among the least known and visited beaches we suggest the one of Galenzana, Colle Palombaia and Fonza, which are ideal to relax. 

Marina di Campo Beach

Marina di Campo Beach

Wide sandy beach perfect for children.
Features: equipped with beach clubs.

Cavoli beach

Cavoli beach

Sandy beach popular among young people.
Features: equipped with beach clubs.

Seccheto Beach

Seccheto Beach

Sandy beach with granite rocks.
Features: equipped with beach club.

Fetovaia Beach

Fetovaia Beach

Golden sand and granite cliffs ideal for families.

Features: equipped with beach clubs.

Colle Palombaia Beach

Colle Palombaia Beach

Quiet graveled beach mixed with sand.
Features: quiet and wild, ideal for relaxing.

Galenzana beach

Galenzana beach

Wild sandy beach near Marina di Campo.
Features: uncrowded and suitable for snorkeling.

Fonza beach

Fonza beach

Wild sandy and gravelly beach.
Features: equipped for dogs and suitable for snorkeling.

Giardino brach

Giardino brach

Black pebbly beach close to Fetovaia.
Features: it is isolated, so it is preferable to reach it by sea.

Tombe beach

Tombe beach

Dark pebbly beach close to Fetovaia.
Features: three beaches, some frequented by nudists.

Piscine Rocks

Piscine Rocks

Granite cliffs near Seccheto.
Features: sunny granite rocks popular among nudists.

La Foce beach

La Foce beach

Sandy beach perfect for families with children.
Features: on one side there are rocks.

Points of interest Campo nell'Elba

Among the main sites to visit in Campo nell’Elba there are the Elba Aquarium, the Mineralogical and Gemological Museum of San Piero in Campo, which surely deserve a visit and so also the nearby village of Sant’ Ilario.

Other interesting sites to visit are the Tower of San Giovanni, the Parish of San Giovanni, the Granitic Caves and the Perone Mountain, as well as all the paths of the village which are ideal for those who love trekking and mountain bike as they offer breathtaking views.

Along the road that leads from La Pila to Procchio is to be found the Church of San Mamiliano, where is preserved the relic of the Saint, who died in Montecristo in the year 460.

Near the fraction of Bonalaccia and La Foce, taking the road to Segagnana the Aquarium of Elba as well as the wildlife museum are located within the Marina2 Hotel.

The Aquarium of Elba hosts 2000 specimen of fishes and invertebrates that are typical of the Tyrrhenian Sea , representing about 150 different species ; including ( grouper , amberjack , moray eels and sharks from the Mediterranean Sea) . The structure inside also houses a representation of the flora and fauna of Elba , with more than 250 animals in their natural environment.

Places of worship at Elba

Saint Gaetano church

Saint Gaetano church

It was built in the middle of the XVIII century by the Spanish and it is consecrated to Saint Gaetano, patron of Mari...
Saint Mamiliano Church

Saint Mamiliano Church

It is located at the entryway of Marina di Campo and keeps the saint’s remains. Saint Mamiliano is worshipped i...
Saint Lucy church in La Pila

Saint Lucy church in La Pila

A little XVIII century church in La Pila, restored in 1933.
Saint John pieve

Saint John pieve

It is an ancient XII century pieve, an important Romanesque remain between Sant’Ilario town and San Piero town.
Galenzana chapel

Galenzana chapel

Small chapel situated on the path between Marina di Campo and Galenzana beach.
Madonna of the snow of La Pila

Madonna of the snow of La Pila

Little church in the city center of La Pila, municipality of Campo dell’Elba
Saint Francesco hermitage

Saint Francesco hermitage

Place of worship in the valley between Sant’Ilario and Monte Perone
Saint Ilario Church

Saint Ilario Church

Situated in the historical center of Sant’Ilario, in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba.

Excursions

Aquarium of Elba

Aquarium of Elba

Among the most complete Mediterranean marine acquariums, with 80 bathtubs distributed on approximately 1.000 square m...
Tour to Pianosa

Tour to Pianosa

Former prison colony, today the island of Pianosa can be visited with guided excursions with departure from Elba.


Museums

MUM Luigi Celleri Mineral Museum

MUM Luigi Celleri Mineral Museum

MUM - Luigi Celleri Mineral and Gemmological Museum

Transports and Services

Elba Airport

Elba Airport

The Teseo Tesei Airport on Elba Island (EBA) is located in La Pila

Events of Campo nell'Elba

The Patron San Gaetano

The Patron San Gaetano

On August 7, the patronal festival of San Gaetano is celebrated in Marina di Campo with processions and fireworks.

Monuments

Campo Monumental Cemetery

Campo Monumental Cemetery

Located at the entrance of the town of Marina di Campo with at the entrance a  granite monument in memory of the...
San Giovanni Tower

San Giovanni Tower

On the side of Monte Perone near the towns of San Piero and Sant'Ilario, is the charming tower watching over the gulf...
The Tower of Marina di Campo

The Tower of Marina di Campo

The Tower of the port is located in a panoramic area in the historical centre of staircases in Marina di Campo.

Geography of Elba

Costa del Sole

Costa del Sole

Ten kilometres of panoramic coast enclosing wonderful beaches and famous tourist locations of Elba

Events

Events of Campo nell'Elba

Events of Campo nell'Elba

Guide to the events in the Municipality of Campo nell'Elba

Walks

Walk La Foce – Ischia

Walk La Foce – Ischia

Easy and very panoramic trail of 2.5 km along the coast starting from La Foce, among plants of broom and rosemary.
La Foce - Marina di Campo

La Foce - Marina di Campo

Easy walk of 3 km along the beach of Marina di Campo, starting from La Foce.
Marina di Campo – Galenzana

Marina di Campo – Galenzana

Path of about 3 km, circuit n. 39 that allows a nice walk from Marina di Campo to the Galenzana beach.
Sant'Ilario - San Piero

Sant'Ilario - San Piero

Route of medium difficulty 3 km long running through the woods and countryside.
Granite Quarries Excursion

Granite Quarries Excursion

Nice path for a peaceful excursion of 3 km visiting the granite quarries of San Piero.
Punta di Fetovaia

Punta di Fetovaia

Distance of about 3 km, in the green until you reach the tip of Fetovaia.

Boat trips

Island Tour

Island Tour

Daily minicruise with departure by boat from the port of Marina di Campo.

Diving

Sandbank Fetovaia

Sandbank Fetovaia

Beautiful diving, getting alone swimming too, in front of La Calle cliff.

Free Climbing itineraries

Cliffs of Fetovaia

Cliffs of Fetovaia

Fetovaia offers wonderful reefs and cliffs perched over the sea for free climbing.

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