A picturesque jewel located on the northern coast where visitors can admire some of the most beautiful views of the whole island. An enchanting location where fun and tranquillity go hand in hand with elegance and charm.
Marciana Marina is the smallest municipality on Elba, covering just five square kilometres. The town is developed around the enchanting seafront, lined with tamarisk trees, while its squares are the heart of the town, filled with elegant pastel-coloured houses.
Renowned for its production of high-quality wine, which has been exported to ports in Liguria and Tuscany since the 17th century, Marciana Marina found its rightful place in the 1970s and is now a sought-after resort, visited by the international jet-set.
During the summer there are many opportunities for fun offered by the numerous clubs overlooking the sea. At the same time, Marciana can also offer visitors tranquillity, and a calm and peaceful lifestyle.
Marciana is renowned for the quality of restaurants which line the seafront and are scattered throughout its ancient streets. Here visitors can enjoy the flavours of the sea during the summer, but also the flavours of the earth and the woods during the other seasons.
The foundation stone of the port was laid on 10 September 1911 at the foot of the ancient Appiani tower. This tower dates back to the second half of the 16th century and is considered to be the symbol of the village.
The oldest part of the town is the hamlet of Cotone, which was originally a fishing village developed around a natural harbour. In this characteristic area, visitors can admire the colourful, old buildings, their walls eroded by salt, perched on steep cliffs, and fishing boats lying on the quayside.
The church of Santa Chiara, dating from 1776, can be found in the centre of the town, in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele.
From the provincial road linking Marciana Marina to the hamlet of Procchio, the small island of La Paolina can be seen. Named after Paolina Bonaparte following the expansion of tourism in the post-war period (the place was originally called Castiglioncello), it houses the remains of a Roman building dating from between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D., which was possibly a commercial emporium. Along the same road there is also Bagno beach, where it is still possible to see an intact tuna fishery from the 17th century.
Every year, Marciana Marina hosts the “La Tore Isola d’Elba Literary Prize.” Since 2012 the town has been the set of the famous Sky series “I delitti del BarLume”.