For hikers: 8 places to see along the Anello occidentale dell’isola d’Elba

Anello occidentale isola d’Elba

An itinerary recommended to every hiker. It is also recommended for those who are simply spending a holiday in this destination. We are talking about the so-called Anello occidentale dell’isola d’Elba (literally, “Western Ring of Elba Island”): the coastal road from Procchio to Marina di Campo.

Although it is not simply a “road”. Because it is a sort of trail that touches some of the most beautiful places on the island: the marinas, the small villages on the hills, the landscapes overlooking the sea, the chestnuts.

And these are the eight stages of the journey:

  1. Isolotto della Paolina. From Procchio, take the road to Marina di Campo. The name of the islet comes from Pauline Bonaparte who seems to have loved this place.
  2. Cabinovia del monte Capanne. It’s reachable by the county road from Marciana Marina. It could be a great opportunity to enjoy a pleasant hike on Monte Capanne.
  3. Marciana Marina. A small, cosy and picturesque village near the sea. From here, a road leads to Marciana Alta.
  4. Fortezza pisana. It’s reachable following the road signs from Marciana Marina. From this small fortress, you can enjoy a wonderful view: the rooftops of Marciana Marina, the coast, Corsica, Capraia.
  5. Poggio. Another small village, this time on the slopes of Monte Capanne: a place made of narrow lanes, small churches, and small houses.
  6. Chiessi. From the road that leads to Chiessi, you can admire Corsica, Giglio Island, and some of the most beautiful islands near Elba, such as Montecristo and Pianosa.
  7. Golfo di Fetovaia. Famous among divers, this gulf is especially appreciated for the views it gives.
  8. Marina di Campo. Along the road that leads to the end of the Anello occidentale dell’isola d’Elba, the last stop is the cliff overlooking a wonderful blue sea.

A path that you will not forget. What do you expect to book your ferry to Elba Island?

 

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