Civic Archeological Museum, Portoferraio
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Civic Archeological Museum

The museum is home to artifacts from Roman villas and other archaeological sites around the territory

Portoferraio
The Civic Archeological Museum in Portoferraio is housed in an ancient salt warehouse in Linguella. It is home to many artifacts from all over the Tuscan archipelago which are on display in the museum in order of age and where they were found. The artifacts span a time period from the end of the eighth century BC to the fifth century AD. The museum tells the history of the archipelago and its strategically important role for maritime trade since antiquity.

The ruins of the ancient Roman Villa Linguella are next to the museum. On the other side of Portoferraio bay (5kms from Portoferraio, along the Porto Azzurro road) are the ruins of another Roman villa, known as the Villa della Grotte. Its possible to visit this villa in the summer from 9am to 6:30pm.

Disabled access: partial

Contact (ITA): marinadiportoferraio.it
Portoferraio
A TOUR PACKED WITH MEDICI FORTS AND BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
Portoferraio is the capital and main seaport of Elba Island, located on the northwest coast below a promontory that forms its bay. Portoferraio, one of the oldest of the island’s towns, predates the old Roman city of Fabricia: traces of first settlements date to the Ligures, Etruscans and ancient Greeks. ...
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