"... all the men and sailors that had been entrusted to him were in safe hands in Portoferraio,
a port that due to its great size is the world’s safest ” (Horatio Nelson, July 20th 1796)

The Marina of Portoferraio

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Not just the actual lively, old part of the port of Portoferraio, but also the many bars, characteristic restaurants, specialized shops and boutiques, and the traditional, weekly market, all thrive around the wet dock ...

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Portoferraio

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The bay of Portoferraio, the chief town and major port of the island, lies on the northern side of a promontory on the northern coast; since the town’s origins date back to the Ligurians, it is also one of the oldest municipality ...

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Elba Island

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Legend has it that Venus, goddess of love, let fall some of the pearls from her necklace into the Tyrrhenian Sea, giving birth to the Tuscan Archipelago; in this enchanting myth lies a part of truth ...

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Cultural and sports sites

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The Medicean Fortress, the Linguella Museum of Archaeology, the Torre del Martello Archaeology Area, the Signorini Telemaco Exhibition Hall, the Vigilanti Theatre, the Napoleonic Museums, the Foresi Library ...

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Information

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Information about ferry crossings, special events, Portoferraio, the Municipal Tourist Board, the associations, the shows, the exhibitions, the sports events ... in the municipality of Portoferraio ... and on Elba.

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Contacts and bookings

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If you wish any information, please contact the Cosimo de’ Medici, or the Portoferraio Town Council, or the Portoferraio Harbour Office, so you can be sure of a perfect sailing holiday on the Island of Elba.

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