Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Golfo di Baratti

Parco Archeologico di Baratti e Populonia

The Etruscan sites on display here are some of Tuscany's finest. Four marked walking trails lead through a vast green park, revealing a ruined town and well-preserved prehistoric tombs. The gigantic circular tumulus…
Top Choice Christian Site in Livorno

Santuario della Madonna di Montenero

The story goes like this: in 1345, the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd, who led her to black mountain (monte nero), a haven of brigands. Needless to say, the brigands immediately saw the error of their ways and b…
Top Choice Museum in Portoferraio

Museo Villa Napoleonica di San Martino

Napoleon personally supervised the transformation of what had been a large farmhouse in the hills 5km southwest of Portoferraio into an elegant villa where he could escape the summer heat. Romanticism and hubris bot…
National Park in Tuscan Archipelago

Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano

The Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano safeguards the delicate ecosystems of Elba's seven islands as well as the 600 sq km of sea that washes around them. It's Europe's largest protected marine area and is home…
Gallery in Livorno

Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

The highlight of a visit here is the 19th-century building. Known as Villa Mimbelli, it has an ornately decorated interior featuring an extraordinary staircase with balustrades in the form of naked cherubs. Works in…
Archaeological Site in San Vincenzo

Parco Archeominerario di San Silvestro

The area's 3000-year mining history is explored at this intriguing industrial site in Campiglia Marittima, approximately 10km inland from San Vincenzo. Here you can explore the ruins of the 14th-century mining town …
Area in Livorno

Piccola Venezia

Piccola Venezia is a tangle of small canals built during the 17th century using Venetian methods of reclaiming land from the sea. At its heart sits the remains of the Medici-era Fortezza Nuova. Canals link this with…
Aquarium in Livorno

Acquario di Livorno

The main attraction here is a 45-minute 'Behind the Tanks' tour that visits the aquarium's kitchen, laboratory and tanks. Offered daily, it is unexpectedly fascinating (who knew that a turtle eats kilos of salad eve…
Chapel in Marciana Marina, Marciana & Poggio

Santuario della Madonna del Monte

To enjoy an invigorating 40-minute hike, head up through Marciana along Via della Madonna to reach this much-altered hilltop chapel with its 13th-century fresco of the Madonna painted on a slab of granite. A remarka…
Church in Livorno

Chiesa di San Ferdinando Re

Constructed between 1704 and 1714 but extensively damaged during WWII and subsequently rebuilt, this church was named after the King of Castille. Its ornate interior features stucco and marble decoration, as well as…