| Elba Island Hotel near Portoferraio for beach holidays in Marciana Marina
Hotel La Primula 3 stars awaits you in the city center of Marciana Marina, desirable tourist destination on the Island of Elba sprawling around its ancient and picturesque small port, amid shops and sports centers dedicated to sailing and diving activities.
This ancient village, protected by the massive Monte Capanne, is a town with a population of two thousand people and landing for pleasure craft, a beautiful shopping area, and some restaurants featured by the most influential travel guides.
The rarely crowded beaches of Marciana Marina remain tranquil during high season, featuring clean water washing up against sandy and rocky creeks. They may be reached through quick footpaths that descend from the road leading to the beach at Procchio.
Summers at Marciana Marina are filled with events and pleasant activities, such as sea excursions to the Island of Capraia or all the way to Pomonte on a glass-bottomed surface submarine through which visitors may admire the crystal-clear sea beds of the Island of Elba.
Visitors who chose Marciana Marina for their vacation find that the town offers a complete variety of primary services: banks, postal service, 2 internet points, a pharmacy, a doctor on duty, emergency services, information office, and tennis courts.
The Sailing Club of Marciana Marina is one of the most prestigious and best run on Elba, participating in national and international events and featuring as many as 150 boat slips; it also offers berthing for boats, sailing courses and sea kayak rentals.
If you set out on a stroll along the beach and down the alleys of Marciana Marina, you will surely run into shop windows filled with local crafts, precious objets d'art and antiques, as well as high-class shopping that continues into the boutiques of the best international fashion designers.
Located in the hinterland, the town of Marciana reveals medieval origins, featuring small alleys, ancient walls, granite doors and streets paved with Elban stone. The city is located along the pleasant trail that climbs up the thousand plus meters of Monte Capanna, suspended between sea and mountains; recommended visits include the Church of San Lorenzo, the Fortress dating back to the era of the Republic of Pisa, and the ancient Madonna del Monte Sanctuary. Just a few minutes away, Poggio is a climate station featuring pure natural water springs among which the famous "Napoleon Springs".
For those who love trekking, Marciana Marina is a well-situated departure point for itineraries along age-old chestnut groves and luxuriant Mediterranean scrub leading to the peaks of Monte Capanne – beyond the very ancient villages of Poggio and Marciana - offering exciting views of the Tuscan Archipelago.
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Ferry service to the Island of Elba leaves from Piombino (Livorno) and arrives in Portoferraio: one hour ferry ride.
Once you arrive on the island, you may reach Hotel La Primula by car following street signs to Procchio and to Marciana Marina (15 km); once you arrive at Marciana Marina, continue along the main road, go past the gas station and, 50 meters past, you'll see the hotel on your right.
From Portoferraio, take any departing bus to Marciana Marina. The bus stops right in front of the hotel, in the city center.
The airport on the Island of Elba is at Marina di Campo, 8 km away from the city center of Marciana Marina.