Marina di Campo

Information on Marina di Campo

This municipality is situated on the southernmost point and flattest area of the island, extending from the gulf of Lacona to Pomonte.

Marina di Campo once a fishing village spread adjacent to the wide sandy bay, today it is the main town of the Commune of Campo nell’Elba. Its beach, the longest on the island, is the one most frequented during the summer season.

A cylindrical tower rises on the western end of the bay of Marina di Campo and was built as a defensive system, probably during Pisan rule.

The Town Hall is situated at Marina di Campo, a seaside resort facing the bay bearing the same name. In the area there are many archeological finds giving evidence to the ancient settlements.

Today the area of Campo has excellent hotels and gives the tourist the possibility to choose between a social and lively holiday on the coast or a peacefully isolated stay in the hinterland.

Inside the Commune of Campo there is the La Pila Airport with connections to a few Italian and European cities. The communal district of Campo also includes Cavoli, Seccheto, Fetovaia and the Island of Pianosa.

Sant’Ilario is situated in a hilly area 207 meters above sea level, with the gulf of Marina di Campo in front and the mountains behind. It is one of the most ancient and typical villages of the island.

At Sant'Ilario there is the Church of San Giovanni, the largest church on the island.

Along the road that leads to San Piero rises the Tower of San Giovanni in Campo, an important Pisan monument.

San Piero in Campo
The village rises on a granite height of Mount Capanne at 227 meters above sea level.

Nearby are the famous mines of Fonte del Prete, Caviere, Vallicella and Grottadoggi, so rich in minerals that brought the geologists to define the island ‘a treasure-box’.

The Church of San Niccolò, probably built over the remains of a Roman temple, is also at San Piero.

Archeological areas
On Mount Cocchero, there is a sacred enclosure made of monoliths arranged in a semicircle. It dates from 3000 years ago and is referable to the first Eneolithic inhabitants.

The remains of fusing ovens have been found at Fetovaia and Seccheto, evidence of the mining exploitation on the island by the Romans between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD.

The beaches
Cavoli (sand and rocks), Colle Palombaia (shingle), Fetovaia (sand), Fonza (shingle), Galenzana (sand), Marina di Campo (sand), Seccheto (sand and shingle)