mines and museums
From the Etruscans to the Napoleon’s exile
The island of Elba has always been an important part of the Mediterranean since antiquity, both for the presence of minerals and iron extraction, as well as an important port of exchange and stop for commercial ships crossing the Mediterranean.
There are many people and civilizations that have left the sign of their passage on the island, starting from the Etruscans to the Greeks and Romans, the Spanish in 1600 until the exile of Napoleon.
Today you can admire the rests of these civilizations and historic celebrities, visiting the various museums and historic sites on the island of Elba.
- Napoleon Museum – Villa San Martino – Portoferraio
- Napoleon Museum – Villa dei Mulini – Portoferraio
- Roman Villa “Villa Romana delle Grotte” – Portoferraio
- Museum of the sea “Museo del Mare” – Relitto del Polluce – Capoliveri
- Mines of Capoliveri with museum – Capoliveri
- Mines of Rio Marina with museum – Rio Marina
- Mineral Museum – San Piero
- Archeological Museum – Rio nell’Elba
- Botanical Garden “Orto dei Semplici” – Rio nell’Elba
- Pinacoteca Foresiana – Portoferraio
- Archeological Museum “Linguella” – Portoferraio
- Archeological Museum – Marciana
- Biblioteca Foresiana – Portoferraio