The Civic Archeological Museum in Marciana is in the Palazzo del Pretorio (built in the seventeenth century) and is home to many fascinating archeological artifacts found on Elba Island. It includes a prehistoric section, an Etruscan section, an area dedicated to the documentation of the local use of granite and a section about the shipwrecks in the Procchio bay. Many of the archeological artifacts come from the sites of various ancient settlements in Monte Giove, Madonna del Monte and the Etruscan fort at Monte Castello di Procchio.
Four bronze axes were found in the Gneccarina Valley of Chiesi and some objects (including a gorgeous ivory container for perfume) dating to the end of the 2nd century, were found inside the wreck of Procchio, a Roman-era ship sunk right on the island.
Stay between the sea and the mountains, in the oldest village on Elba island
Marciana is a peaceful medieval hilltop village on the slopes of Monte Capanne, in the western part of Elba island. It's one of the oldest settlements on the island with foundations dating back to 35 BC. ...