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Roman villa delle grotte

Località le grotte
Portoferraio

In Roman times the gulf of Portoferraio was the seat of two villas for the holidays of rich families of Rome. The remains of a second one are visible near the Martello tower, adjacent to the Archaeological Museum in Portoferraio. The Villa delle Grotte, which dominates the Gulf of Portoferraio, was built in the 1st century BC and abandoned already in the 2nd century AD From the 4th to the 6th century, now in ruins, it was again inhabited, probably by hermit monks. In the period of 1799-1802 Elba was the scene of confrontation between the French and the garrisons loyal to the Grand Duke of Tuscany helped by Elba insurgents and the British navy. In those difficult years the perimeter walls of the villa were demolished to install a battery of siege guns. The finds found during the excavations of the 60s are visible at the Archaeological Museum of Linguella, in Portoferraio.

Open all year upon reservation.

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AGENZIA ILVA VIAGGI
(Autorizzazione Provincia Livorno n. 129 del 15-12-1997)
di Consorzio Servizi Albergatori
(CCIAA di Livorno REA 56478 – Albo Soc. Coop.ve n. A123701)
Calata Italia 26 - 57037 Portoferraio (LI)
Tel 0565.915555 - Fax 0565.930342
Cod. Fisc. e P.IVA 00324500495
Consorzio Servizi Albergatori soc. cooperativa
Progetto “ PromoElba2019” co-finanziato dal
POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020

federalberghi isola d'elbaThe Elba Hoteliers Association was founded in 1953 and represents 85% of the hotels on the Island of Elba and it is affiliated to the national “Federalberghi” Association.

The “Consorzio Servizi Albergatori” (Hotel Services Cooperative), owns Ilva Travel Agency, which is a cooperative society, founded in 1979, by the Island of Elba Hoteliers Association. About 180 tourist companies are members of it: hotels, tourist residences, residences, holiday apartments and homes, bed and breakfasts, restaurants. It offers about 12,000 bed places.

 
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