Cavo
Logo of the municipality Rio Marina

Cavo, town
of the municipality Rio Marina

Cavo Tourist information

Cavo is one of the best known tourist locations in this side of Elba. The name comes from “capo” (promontory), at a short distance from the village. Even though the village is not so big, it offers all the major tourist services such as restaurants, bars, grocery and shops of various kinds.

There are many attended residential houses and accommodations during summer such as apartment rentals, hotel and residence to spend a pleasant holiday.

In Cavo there is a tourist port connected to Piombino and Portoferraio via a hydrofoil; there is also possible to dock and refuel. Cavo is also the Northern last stop of the bus rides.


Curiosity: in 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi stopped there during his trip, in fact, behind the beach of San Bennato there is exposed a plaque commemorating his stopover. Between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Cavo became the favorite holiday destination of the Tonietti family, who managed the iron mines in the district of Rio Marina.

Beaches close to Cavo

Cavo beach is located in front of the village on the seafront port and it is divided in two parts by the small tourist port. Part of the beach is located in San Bennato, a 400 meters long stretch made of dark sand. The second beach is called Cala Bolbaia, characterized by white sand. The two beaches are both very popular in summer and offer different tourist services

Torre Beach of Rio Elba

Torre Beach of Rio Elba

Pebbly beach next to the village
Features: quite busy

Vigneria beach

Vigneria beach

Small pebbly beach near Rio Marina
Features: located inside the mines

Malpasso di Rio beach

Malpasso di Rio beach

Pebbly beach near Rio Marina
Features: hard to reach

Ripa Bianca beach

Ripa Bianca beach

Beach with gravels and hematite dust
Features: rocky seabed

Spiaggia di Frugoso

Spiaggia di Frugoso

Partly equipped beach close to Cavo
Features: sand mixed with pebbles and cobbles

Cala dell'Alga

Cala dell'Alga

Sandy and seaweedy beach close to Cavo
Features: small protected cove with shallow water

Cala del Pisciatoio

Cala del Pisciatoio

Wild and uncrowded beach.
Features: pebbles mixed with stranded seaweed.

Cala Mandriola

Cala Mandriola

Wild and uncrowded beach.
Features: uncrowded and perfect for snorkeling.

Le Fornacelle beach

Le Fornacelle beach

Quiet and shady beach close to Cavo.
Features: sand and pebbles.

Cavo Beach

Cavo Beach

Pebbly beach located in front of the Cavo's village.
Features: ideal for kids busy in season.

San Bennato Beach

San Bennato Beach

Pebbly and sandy beach in front of Cavo's village
Features: ideal for kids busy in season.

Points of interest Cavo

The Mines of Elba

The Mines of Rio Albano

The Mines of Rio Albano

Located between Rio Marina and Cavo, it is renowned for its many sites and for the red pond.

Monuments

Villa di Capo Castello

Villa di Capo Castello

From Capo Castello, a panoramic view on the sea and country of Cavo

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