Capoliveri

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Capoliveri featuring a city
Experience the medieval charm of this hillside town as you explore its winding alleys lined with artisans’ workshops, restaurants and cellar doors.

Capoliveri is a quaint little commune perched high in the hills of Elba Island. Explore the township’s historic quarter, where the crumbling ruins of imposing forts serve as a reminder of medieval sea battles and pirate attacks. Stroll down twisting cobblestone alleys, which lead to beautiful old churches and enchanting piazzas. Join the locals and celebrate the season’s grape harvest with a glass of fine Capoliveri wine.

The township is divided into four main sections. Wander around the historic ramparts of the Baluardo (the Bulwark) and take photos of the houses nestled into the valley of il Fosso (the Ditch). Gaze up at the imposing old la Torre (the Tower) and walk within the walls of la Fortezza (the Fortress). As you explore the meandering medieval alleys, you’ll find small archways known as chiassi. Craft workshops and artisans’ studios are tucked into these quaint covered alleys. Pick up unique handcrafted keepsakes and boutique gifts.

Check out some of Capoliveri’s historic treasures. The medieval Pisans fortified the old city against attacks by the Saracen pirates. You can see the fortified walls of the ruined San Michele Church, a Romanesque beauty dating back to the 1300s.

If you visit in September, you can experience the ancient rivalry between the town’s four districts at the Festa dell’Uva (Grape Festival). Watch as the districts go head-to-head with traditional choreographed dances and celebrations. Taste delicious wines from the revered vineyards described by the Romans as Colle di Libero, or “sacred to Bacchus.”

Along Capoliveri’s coastline, you’ll find a series of pretty inlets and bays, where tiny fishing villages are interspersed with glamorous resorts. Find wild beaches, such as Laconella and Remaiolo, or check out the busier strands, including Lacona, Lido and Naregno.

Capoliveri is a 30-minute drive southeast from the harbor town of Portoferraio. It is accessible by bus and car. Make the most of the free shuttle bus service that operates between the town’s historic sites in the summer months.

From the top of Mount Calamita to the remote beaches of the Calamita Promontory, you’ll find remarkable beauty in Capoliveri.

Uappala Club & Resort Lacona
Uappala Club & Resort Lacona
4 out of 5
Viale dei Golfi, 544B, Lacona, Capoliveri, LI, 57031
The price is £100 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Capoliveri. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"La struttura purtroppo un po' datata e decadente. La piscina molto pulita ma le piastrelle si staccano. Abbiamo alloggiato in una doppia adattata a quadrupla... Un po stretta. Animazione TOP"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Uappala Club & Resort Lacona
Grand Hotel Elba International
Grand Hotel Elba International
4 out of 5
Località Naregno, Capoliveri, LI, 57031
The price is £199 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Capoliveri. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (194 reviews)
"Nice hotel with elevator access to a private beach. They have a restaurant at the beach for lunch. Food in the dining room and beach was excellent. The beds and pillows are the hardest, most uncomfortable that I have ever had in a hotel."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Grand Hotel Elba International
Hotel Le Acacie
Hotel Le Acacie
4 out of 5
Spiaggia di Neregno, Capoliveri, LI, 57031
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £157 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Capoliveri. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (102 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay, beautiful property with helpful staff and great amenities."

Reviewed on 20 May 2022

Hotel Le Acacie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villino nel Bosco
Villino nel Bosco
Localita Gualdo 8, Capoliveri, LI, 57031
Stay at this residence in Capoliveri. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Piazza Matteotti and Naregno Beach are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
"Comoda e funzionale, suggerirei solo di installare delle zanzariere"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Villino nel Bosco
Residence La Valdana
Residence La Valdana
3 out of 5
Localita La Valdana, 17, Capoliveri, LI, 57031
Stay at this 3-star beach residence in Capoliveri. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Felciaio Beach and Spiaggia di Norsi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Struttura molto carina soprattutto per famiglie e anche per chi ha un amico peloso...personale competente e molto gentile."

Reviewed on 28 May 2022

Residence La Valdana
Appartamenti Elbamar Lacona
Appartamenti Elbamar Lacona
Loc. Colle Reciso, Isola d'Elba, Capoliveri, LI, 57031
Stay at this apartment in Capoliveri. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Lacona Beach and Margidore Beach are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (62 reviews)
Nature
"We liked the location , but a car is necessary. It is better to visit a larger number of beaches and choose the one that suits you. Apartment is comfortable and well equipped. The downside of the coin are mosquitoes, there are countless , and do not respond to pills."

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2016

Appartamenti Elbamar Lacona
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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