Marina di campo

Born in 1894 following the separation from the municipality of Marciana, whose coat of arms is still the city symbol, Campo is actually just the name of the town, since there is no country that is called in this way. The most known fractions are Marina di Campo, Cavoli, Fetovaia and Seccheto on the seashore and St. Piero and St. Ilario as hillside villages.

The territory is developed on the western side of the massive Monte Capanne, then suffering the effects of the south-west winds, salty air and little rainfall, making it characterized by low Mediterranean vegetation.

From his name we deduce that there is a large flat area that houses the island’s only airport and ends in the fascinating bay surrounded by a beautiful sandy beach.

What marked the history of the Commune has been the presence of the granite; used since very ancient times is still today, through its extraction from the quarry, an economic activity. The granite not only marked the history of the Campo but also its territory; crumbled by time and weather in fact form the spectacular beaches of this part of Elba Island

Very characteristic is the ancient village of Marina di Campo dominated by the Torre Della Marina and then rebuilt in the sixteenth century. Equally fascinating are the hill towns of San Piero and the Church of St. Nicola built on the ruins of a Roman temple dedicated to the god Glaucus, and S. Ilario with the Church of St. Giovanni..

Well worth a visit are the Tower of St. Giovanni, St. Francesco Church, and the Roman Columns in Seccheto.

Modern attraction is the aquarium of Marina di Campo, one of the most spectacular and provided in the Mediterranean.

The pride of the town is the island of Pianosa, a place full of charm, history and nature.  Prison from 1858 to 1997 Pianosa has remained unchanged and is now open only to organized tours.

Market day: Wednesday.