Stories and stories of the island make this place a trip to live discovering the roots of a particularly rich culture. From the experience of a hike in the mine where are kept all the human values of the island, to the environments of the Napoleonic residences.
MARINA DI CAMPO
The Aquarium of Elba is a completely private bulding operating on a small island, without ever seeking or using public funds. It can not therefore be compared to the great Aquariums made or renovated in recent years by large multinationals or public bodies: however, it is considered one of the most complete Mediterranean aquariums existing .
Arranged on an entirely covered exhibition area of about 1000 square mt, open in every weather conditions, more than 80 tanks, fed by 250,000 liters of seawater: made in a traditional way in a particular alternation of shapes and sizes, have been set up with natural and artificial materials trying to reproduce as closely as possible typical habitats of the different organisms (Tel: 0565-977885, www.acquarioelba.com)
Open Air Museum Italo Bolano, Valle di San Martino, tel. 0565.914570: created in ’64 outdoor with installations of Elba artist; worth a visit the permanent exhibition of the artist.
Napoleonic residences: Villa Mills 0039 0565 915846 Villa San Martino National Museum of Napoleonic residences, 0565 914688
The Old Workshop and the Mine of Ginevro: museum in the old machine shop of the mine that tells the history and life of the miners (on the way to the mine of the Vallone) and travel in the extraordinary Gallery Ginevro, place of extraction of magnetite in locations Calamita. Also to see the Mine of Vallone (information and booking visits, tel. 0565.935492, cell. 393.9059583, www.minieredicalamita.it).