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Marciana Marina

The smallest town on the entire island of Elba, in Marciana Marina there are enchanting villas, practically invisible to prying eyes, immersed in the green of the gentle hills or overlooking the coast. This village represents one of the most suggestive panoramas of the island. Since the seventeenth century, Marciana has been a renowned place for producing frank and sincere wine, exported mainly to the ports of Liguria and Tuscany.
  • Blue Flag
  • Sea village
  • Village with park
  • Village with towers
  • Camper parking area
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Torre degli Appiani  |
Torre degli Appiani
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Marciana Marina

About the village

the village of Marciana Marina is the smallest of Tuscany. It is located on the Island of Elba and is bathed by the Ligurian Sea. Every year it is the seat of the Literary Award The Tore Elba Island.

At the entrance of the port, whose foundation stone was laid on 10 September 1911, is the ancient Tower of the Appiani, whose current forms are attributable, based on stylistic typologies and structural, to the second half of the Sixteenth Century. The first nucleus of the village, called Marina di Marciana, developed in the place called Cotton (local term that means "big boulder", from the latin cos - cotis), at a natural harbor. Then there was a further urban development that gave life to the so-called long neighborhood. In the center, in piazza Vittorio Emanuele, it should be noted that also the church of Santa Chiara, dating back to 1776. Historical buildings of great interest are the Villa Anselmi and Villa Leonardi (the latter with triple veranda on order columns tuscanic), dated to the nineteenth century. During the XVIII century, for its importance and port and commercial, Marciana Marina was called Small Marseille. From the provincial road that joins Marciana Marina to the fraction of Procchio is visible the islet said the Paolina. Entitled to Paolina Bonaparte as a result of the tourist expansion in the postwar period (originally the locality called Castiglioncello), houses the ruins of a roman construction dating back to a period between the I century BC and the first century A.D. and belonging perhaps to an ancient commercial emporium. Examples of modern architecture in the period after the second world war are the Villa Spinelli (locality Crocetta), the Villa Albertini, Villa Del Balzo and Villa Vannini-Parenti (locality bathroom). Also of interest is the locality of Redinoce, that derives from Rio del Noce.

Village of Marciana Marina
Municipality of Marciana Marina

Elba Island
Province of Livorno
Region Tuscany

Inhabitants: 1.891 marinesi
Altitude center: 3 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Etruscan Coast Wine and Oil Route

Blue Flag

Protected Natural Areas:
The National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago

Viale G. Vadi 7 - Tel. 0565-99002

= distances as the crow flies


  • From the North: From Milan take the A1 highway, at Parma Ovest continue on the A15 highway, then the A12 Genova - Livorno highway, exit at Rosignano Marittimo and continue on the SS 1 Aurelia highway towards Venturina - Piombino - Elba Island, follow indications for Piombino Marittima.
  • From the South: In Rome, take the A12 motorway in the direction of Civitavecchia, continue on the SS 1 Aurelia highway in the direction of Grosseto, continue in the direction of Venturina - Piombino - Elba Island, follow signs for Piombino Marittima. In Portoferraio exit the port area following the signs "All directions", continue towards Procchio on the SP 24, cross Procchio and continue on the SP 25 to Marciana Marina.


  • Campiglia Marittima railway station


  • Airport of Marina di Campo Elba island
  • Pisa airport
  • Florence airport

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august, 2023

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