Portoferraio is the capital city and main port on the island of Elba, in Italy’s Tuscan Archipelago. Because of its terrain, many of its buildings are situated on the slopes of a tiny hill surrounded on three sides by the sea.
Attractions in Portoferraio include its historical old town and the Medici Fort situated high above the town which offers wonderful views of the city and harbour. Villa dei Mulini, Napoleon’s principal residence is worth visiting as is the Theater of Vigilanti.
Things to See & Do
* Portoferraio old town
* Star Fort
* Museum Villa dei Mulini
* Theater of Vigilanti
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 47 km²
Population – 12,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39
Port Location – The main port is located in Portoferraio.
Travel Links – Ferries are available to Elba; the journey takes 1 hour or hydrofoil, which take 20-30 minutes. Flights are available to and from Pila airport at Marina di Campo, which is linked to various Italian and European cities.