Having been ransacked several times over the years, signs of such attacks can be seen in the island’s fortifications (such as Fort San Giorgio and the tower of Il Bagno), which were built at the time of the Genoese domination.
The Roman road of San Leonardo was used during those times as a secret path to connect the port with the town, thus escaping pirate raids. Today it is perfect for an invigorating walk immersed in the scent of the Mediterranean scrubland while admiring the breathtaking panoramic views.
The church of San Nicola is found in the village’s main square, and still displays a wooden statue dedicated to the Saint, which has been recovered from the sea. Away from the small port of Marina di Capraia, you can immerse yourself in the fields and land, which is cultivated by local farms that produce jams, preserves, grappas, cheese, honey and wine.
There is also a huge variety of trekking itineraries that lead you through breathtaking landscapes, historical relics (such as the former Criminal Farm Colony, which has been out of use since 1986) and secret bays. Cala Rossa, for example, which is on the Zenobito promontory, is known for its clear, clean waters and is also reachable by boat.