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La Rondine su Seccheto

Marina di Campo
4/5 Beds - 2 Room 1 Bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 250m
Wonderful three-room apartment with double terrace, a sea view with breathtaking views, a few steps from the golden sandy beach of Seccheto, a work of art in the heart of the Costa del Sole

Villa Emanuela

Marina di Campo
4/6 People - 1/2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 5mt
Great-value apartments, ideally located directly on the sandy beach in Marina di Campo.

Residence gli Olmi

Marina di Campo
10 apartments in total
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • DISHWASHER
Wonderful residence surronded by a lush garden, 1 km from the beach and the center of Marina di Campo, for a holiday of relaxation and comfort

Villa Nella

Marina di Campo
1/3 Bedrooms 1/2 Bathrooms - 4/8 People
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 200m
Comfortable stylish apartments with outdoor space in a quiet location only a stroll away from the old town centre of Marina di Campo and the beach.

L'Albero del Pepe

Marina di Campo
4/5 beds - 2 room 1 bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 550m
Two apartments of about 55 square meters plus veranda, surrounded by a large garden 5 minutes walk from the beach, in the center of Marina di Campo, a unique location for the convenience and tranquility of the place  

Casa Marisol

Marina di Campo
10 Bed total - 2 room 2 bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 400m
Two apartments equipped with every comfort just 400 meters from the beach of Marina di Campo, in a residential context with private parking space

Appartamenti Filetto

Marina di Campo
2/4 beds - max 12 people
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • FENCED-IN YARD
Complex of 3 apartments, in a residential area 2 km from the beach and the center of Marina di Campo, surrounded by nature with outdoor space and parking space

Appartamenti Stella Marina

Marina di Campo
2/5 beds - max 20 people
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 350m
Complex of 4 spacious two-room apartments, with 2/5 beds each, 350 meters from the beach of Marina di Campo, in a residential area shaded by tall pine trees

Appartamenti Brezza Marina

Marina di Campo
max 11 beds
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • 50m
Comfortable, well-furnished and bright apartments directly on the seafront of Marina di Campo, sea and services at your fingertips. You cannot ask for a more comfortable and exclusive position.

La Fontana

Marina di Campo
2/4 Beds - 1 room 1 bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • 50m
Bright and modern one bedroom apartment directly on the seafront of Marina di Campo, sea and services close at hand. You cannot ask for a more comfortable and exclusive location.

Isola Blu

Marina di Campo
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom - 6 People
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • GARDEN
  • 30m.
Spacious apartment with a wide pergola-covered terrace. Located close to the beach (20 m. away) and in the main entertainment area of Marina di Campo, within the pedestrian zone.    

Cala Azzurra

Marina di Campo
2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom - 5 People
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 600m
  • DISHWASHER
A newly renovated apartment with terrace and beautiful sea view, about a 7/8 minute walk from Fetovaia, the most beautiful beach of the island.  

Casa Lula

Marina di Campo
4/6 Beds - 2 room 2 bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 1km
  • FENCED-IN YARD
Modern house on two levels with garden and terrace, in a convenient position to reach the various locations of the Costa del Sole, immersed in the greenery of Marina di Campo
6 beds + camp bed - 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 100m
Spacious structure ideal for families with children. Only 100 meters separate it from the sea 20 meters from a pine forest with play area: maximum convenience and comfort

Casa Michelina

Marina di Campo
2/4 Beds - 1 room 1 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 1km
Small Independent Cottage 2/4 beds with private parking space and equipped outdoor area 1 km from the center of Marina di Campo in a green and residential area

Trilocale Aragosta

Marina di Campo
4/6 Beds - 2 room 2 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • GARDEN
  • 70mt
  • DISHWASHER
Three-room apartment for 4/6 with two bedrooms and two bathrooms with balcony in the heart of Marina di Campo

Il Gabbiano

Marina di Campo
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms - 7 People
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 100m.
Spacious, tastefully furbished apartment very close to the family friendly sandy beach in Marina di Campo. Among the facilities: a reserved car park and an outdoor dining area.

L'Approdo

Marina di Campo
Studio - 1 Bathroom 4/5 People
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 50mt
Spacious studio flats in the heart of the historic center of Marina di Campo, a few meters form the sandy beach, with private car parking.

Lungomare

Marina di Campo
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom - 4/6 People
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • 30m
Recently refurbished to a very good standard and ideally located at walking distance from the town centre and the beach, Lungomare offers unique accommodation in Marina di Campo!
1/2 Bedroom - 3/5 beds
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • 15m
Apartments on the seafront of Marina di Campo just 30 meters from the sandy beach. Ideal for familie, in two minutes you reach one of the largest sandy beaches on the island, equipped with every service.  

Turchese Maya

Marina di Campo
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 4 to 6 guests
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 300Mt.
Marina di Campo, at a few steps from the center and the beach, ideal for those who do not want to use the car during the holiday. Well furnished.

Giulia

Marina di Campo
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom - 4 People
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
A comfortable and well furnished apartment in a quiet and peaceful area just outside the village of Marina di Campo. Beach is within walking distance.

Oleandro Rosa

Marina di Campo
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom - 4/5 People
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 500m
Comfortable apartment close to the beach and the centre of Marina di Campo. Best price/quality ratio, free Wi-Fi connection and plenty of outdoor space.

Maya

Marina di Campo
4/6 Beds - 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 300m.
Recently refurbished apartments within walking distance from the town centre of Marina di Campo and a stone's throw from an excellent local pastry shop: enjoy a must-try breakfast!
2/4 Beds - 1 Room 1 Bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 350M
Very comfortable almost twin two-room apartments, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor of a small building in a side street of Via Fattori in Marina di Campo, a few hundred meters from the sea and the town's services  
2/4 beds (11 total places)
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 600m
Three-room apartments and two-room apartment with private parking space and equipped outdoor terrace a few steps from the beach of Marina di Campo

Casa Malu

Marina di Campo
6 beds + baby - 2 room 2 bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 100m
  • DISHWASHER
Two minute walk to the beach of Marina di Campo and to the centre of the city with parking

Mansarda Il Sarago

Marina di Campo
1 bedroom 1 bathroom 1 little kitchen 2 People
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • 30m
Wonderful studio flat, 30 meters from the beach of Marina di Campo with a large terrace and air conditioning.

Azzurro Mare

Marina di Campo
4/5 Beds - 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • FENCED-IN YARD
Apartment with large equipped courtyard, in a beautiful courtyard 100 m from Seccheto beach with parking space

Bilocale Marzia

Marina di Campo
2/4 people
Two-room apartment in a quiet area, near the center of Marina di Campo and all services. In a few minutes you can reach the beach.

Sulla valle di Seccheto

Marina di Campo
2/4 beds - 1 room 1 bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
Two-room apartment for 2/4 people in the heart of Vallebuia, a short distance from the beach of Seccheto, the granite beach of the Costa del Sole

Casa Bonalaccia

Marina di Campo
4 Beds - 2 room 1 bath
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 1km
Very comfortable 2 bed-room apartment immersed in the quiet greenery of Marina di Campo, 1 km from the beginning of the beach in a strategic position for moving around the various sides

Oasi al Moro

Marina di Campo
5 Beds - 4 room 1 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 1km
  • FENCED-IN YARD
Spacious and bright five-room apartment near the center of Marina di Campo in the direction of the Costa del Sole

Casa La Chiocciolina

Marina di Campo
4/6 beds - 2 room 1 bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
Apartment near the center of Marina di Campo in the direction of the Costa del Sole, with furnished veranda and courtyard shaded by fruit trees

Casa Fiore

Marina di Campo
2/4 Beds - 1 room 1 bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • 30m

Costa Ovest

Marina di Campo
2 +1 Beds - 1 room 1 bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 600m
Apartment 2/3 beds in a fabulous location, near the beach and with private parking space

Casa Marilyn

Marina di Campo
2 Beds - 1 room 1 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
Apartment perfect for couples seeking relaxation in a village with historic charm, full of panoramic paths, without giving up the proximity of the coves of the Costa del Sole

Appartamenti Sofi

Marina di Campo
2/4 beds - 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 400m
Two one-bedroom apartments, one with a terrace and one with a large garden, in the center of Marina di Campo and only 400 meters from one of the largest sandy beaches on the island

Terrazza Seccheto sul Mare

Marina di Campo
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom - 4/6 beds
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • DISHWASHER
Three-room apartment for families with panoramic terrace 300 meters from the fine sandy beach of Seccheto, in the heart of Costa del Costa Sole

Bilocale Seccheto sul Mare

Marina di Campo
2/3 People - 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 300m
Nice two-room apartment located in the center of Seccheto, a characteristic village along the Costa del Sole, just 300 m away you will find the homonymous beach of fine sand

Appartamenti Solaris

Marina di Campo
16 Beds Total - 4 rooms 4 bathrooms
  • ANIMALS
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 150mt
Complex of 4 two-room apartments with outdoor space in the center of Marina di Campo, 150 meters from the beach

Fetovaia

Marina di Campo
1/2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom - 3/6 People
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 300m
Ideally located with families in mind, Fetovaia is a high standard apartment complex, within walking distance of the lovely, homonymous beach.  

Il Limoncino

Marina di Campo
2/4 beds - 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 900m
  • FENCED-IN YARD
Comfortable and well-kept two-room apartment for 4 people with large outdoor spaces, porch, garden and bicycles available for guests

Appartamento Bellavista

Marina di Campo
2/4 Beds - 1 room 1 bathroom
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • 150m
Bright, well furnished one bedroom apartment 150 meters from the golden beach of Fetovaia, sea view and private parking space
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom - 6 Beds
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 150m
  • DISHWASHER
Spacious and bright apartment sleeping 6 comfortably, 150 meters from the beach of Seccheto with large terrace overlooking the beach

Appartamenti I Capannili

Marina di Campo
1/2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom - 4/6 People
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
Nice apartments in the "La Pila" area, between Procchio and Marina di Campo in the green of the Mediterranean, but not far from the sea

La Palazzina Nel Verde

Marina di Campo
14/26 total beds
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
  • 2km
Complex of 5 apartments 2 km from Marina di Campo, near the main artery that connects the town to the Costa del Sole, in a quiet and panoramic position

Appartamento la Pila

Marina di Campo
  • ANIMALS
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • FENCED-IN YARD

Residenza le Tartarughe

Marina di Campo
1/2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms - 2/4 Beds
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
We offer our customers two studio apartments and a three-room apartment in Marina di Campo, just a few minutes from the center and the sea

Trilocale Carlotta

Marina di Campo
4/6 Beds - 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
Nice three-room apartment just 200 meters from the beach of Marina di Campo with private parking space

A Casa di Nicola

Marina di Campo
4 Beds - 2 room 1 bath
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • GARDEN
  • WI-FI
Three-room apartment 4 beds with bike friendly outdoor area in Pila, a hamlet between Marina di Campo and Procchio  
11 Beds - 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom
  • ANIMALS
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • PARKING
  • GARDEN
  • FENCED-IN YARD
Two apartments in a villa with an equipped outdoor area for exclusive use, in the granite heart of the Costa del Sole, a short distance from Seccheto

Flats Marina di Campo
The longest sand beach of the island of Elba is also the place where seaside tourism was born during the first half of the last century, before and more strongly than anywhere else. Today Marina di Campo is the most popular tourist destination of Elba, with a rich network of flats and hotels, serviced by an efficient infrastructure consisting of stores, pizzerias, restaurants, rentals and services of any kind. Since Marina di Campo lives off tourism, it offers all attractions for tourists and facilities that match the standards of the best Italian seaside locations. The beach-town combination is the main attraction of this town, the beautiful sea boardwalk bordering the centre of summer days on the Island of Elba: the beach; but there are also particular advantages in renting a holiday flat in Marina di Campo, for example the possibility to stay just outside town, therefore spending less and away from the more lively area, but without the need to use the car to reach town and beach, in fact, thanks to the flat terrain, bicycle tracks that are expanded every year, you can move around quickly and without any issue also when renting a flat at one or two kilometres from town. In addition to the renowned beach, 1.3 km long, another characteristic that makes a holiday in Marina di Campo enjoyable is the proximity with some of the most beautiful sand beaches of the island of Elba like Fetovaia and Cavoli, together with some smaller ones like Seccheto, Colle Paolombaia, Galenzana.
People from Marina di Campo (so called “campesi”) are welcoming and resourceful, and are very united, as it occurred in the days after 7 November 2011 when a strong sea storm coming from the south obstructed the mouths of torrents that flow into the sea with sand, and then heavy rain caused a disastrous flooding that transformed the town centre into a puddle of mud that seriously damaged homes, stores and hotels. It seemed impossible back then to resume the tourist season without compromises, instead, on the usual day of the Pentecost, the first German clients started to arrive, everything was restored and nobody would have realized anything, unless previously informed. We must also say that the number of “Campesi” is scarce since many generations, in fact, as it always occurs in islands which are inevitably border lands, many communities are constituted in time, sometimes retaining their particular habits and traditions: in this regard, it is interesting to see the colourful fishing boats of the small port, you will notice that many fishermen are sons of immigrants from the island of Ponza, which brought their skills of fishermen and sailors’ sensitivity to a community of Elba which is more rural that marine.

Acquarium of Elba
If you have rented an apartment in the town of Marina di Campo, we strongly advise you to visit the aquarium which is less than 2 kilometres from the town centre in the direction of Lacona-Capoliveri. You can not go wrong because the complex is dominated by a giant sign consisting of two characters: M2, Marina Two. Originally this large building less than a kilometre from the beach of Marina di Campo, was a hotel and in part still is, but the owner’s overwhelming passion for the sea creatures influenced him to turn over a thousand square-foot part of the building to an aquarium dedicated to the fauna and flora of the Mediterranean.
With its 80 tanks and 250,000 litres of seawater, it is one of the most interesting and complete Mediterranean aquariums that you can visit. Yuri, the owner, is keen to stress that all this goodness from God has been realized without asking for a penny of public money, so there isn’t a gigantic spectacular aquarium like the most famous, but with more than 150 Mediterranean species present in its tanks, it is very representative of life in our seas. Among the most noteworthy is an old sea turtle species Caretta caretta a regular guest in the aquarium. It is almost blind, and wouldn’t be likely to survive long in the wild. For this reason the turtle was allowed to be kept by the aquarium. Yuri normally collaborates with the State Forestry Department and other local institutions, for the recovery and care of marine animals injured or distressed which, once able to independently survive in the sea, are released where they were found. Among the many species there is also the largest shell of the Mediterranean and some sharks, in short, you can find both coastal species that are not always easy to see when you are snorkelling, both pelagic species such as sharks and other large fish that not even those who dive with organised groups can see.
A curiosity. Does anyone remember the octopus who guessed the outcome of the World Cup 2010?, it was Octopus Paul, which was a guest in the aquarium of Marina di Campo.
Each species housed in the aquarium is precisely described on explanatory sheets that highlight the complexity and the extraordinary beauty of life in the Mediterranean, and for many this will be an exciting discovery. Children can find a thousand reasons to be of curious in this small / large aquarium of Elba and will be fascinated also by the small animals.
This aquarium was created by Yuri’s love for the sea of Elba and his inexhaustible curiosity still offers to those who can appreciate it, a vision of a world that is often inaccessible but infinitely fascinating.
The aquarium is open from 01 April to 20 October from 09.00 am to 19.00 pm.
In high season, from 01 June to 15 September, lunch break is from 09.00 to 23.30.
A visit to the aquarium will be an opportunity to see along the large beach of Marina di Campo and the town that, at night, is lit up along the waterfront which is rather lovely.
To reach the aquarium, you will have to walk about 2 km from the town of Marina di Campo, or if you own a bike there is a cycle path that reaches the eastern end of the beach, and from there in a few minutes you will reach the aquarium. By car you should take the road in the direction Lacona along the road which the locals call the "monument".
For contacts and more information: http://www.acquarioelba.com/

Excursion to San Piero
Some of our customers ask us what to do when the weather is bad.
Our opinion is that even if you have to take time off from the beach, you shouldn’t leave Elba without visiting the two hill towns overlooking Marina di Campo, San Piero and Sant'Ilario.
San Piero is slightly bigger, a hillside village 230 metres above sea level, just a few minutes drive from Marina di Campo. If you think that the small size indicate an insignificant history you are mistaken. San Piero on the Island of Elba was already known and popular in the Roman period, and it was where granite was extracted for monumental works in the capital of the empire, and a thousand years later, in the maritime Republic of Pisa. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the town was plundered (so something had to be there), by various ethnicities barbaric, Ostrogoths, Vandals and Lombards. Finally, in 1005 it passed to the authority of the  Republic of Pisa and by that time the activity in the granite and agricultural fields began to flourish again. The town has an extremely important church which dates from the twelfth century, rare of its kind, with two apses dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and which was subsequently fortified, however, today is dedicated to St. Nicholas. This church was built on a Roman temple dedicated to Glauco, inside you can see the fine fourteenth-century frescoes of excellent workmanship.
Just to see this church would be worth the trip to San Piero.The square in front of the church is a great vantage point to see the entire gulf below, and it is called "Facciatoia" which indicates the great panorama of a large area of sea and land. Just here at Facciatoia there is one of the most important deposits of pegmatitic minerals, the elegant tourmaline on the island of Elba. But don’t dig it up without permission! Just before the church of St. Nicholas is a new mineralogical museum which exhibits rare and beautiful crystals collected right there in the territory of San Piero. This is not the usual local museum put there mostly to flatter some local politicians. Here you can admire real treasures, the most luminous and aesthetic crystals in the world and they are a sight for sore eyes.
After visiting the museum you may decide to go on one of the trips that the young people of the cooperative that runs the museum organize daily to visit the area around the village (which I highly recommend).You can go for a short but intense walk through narrow streets and the beautiful square which is right in the centre of the town. The church fortress of St. Nicholas is located one hundred metres from the east gate of San Piero, the only one of the four still visible and working. To get there you can take two straight parallel paths. At the centre of the town you can find the local parish church built in the fourteenth century, but completely restored in the sixties of the last century and, in its simplicity, it can offer a good moment for meditation. The altar is from 1792.
Near the entrance to the village there is an austere building with a majestic granite door with a rounded arch surmounted by an exuberant crest, this  is "The Palace", the centre of the temporal power in “Appianeo” period and thereafter. We are talking of the events after the Republic of Pisa, between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries, since the Republic of Pisa succeeded the lords of Appiani, after it became an imperial fiefdom and in 1549 for a short period belonged to the Medici of Florence, then passed to the Spaniards.
At this point of your visit you will have realized that this extraordinary village is the source of town below where you have rented your apartment, as Marina di Campo is relatively new. Aside from the Renaissance tower and  the well hidden remains of the church of St. Mamiliano, there was no sign of the town until a couple of centuries ago. In short, the history is in the hills!
If, as we believe, you liked San Piero, they we are sure that you will also like a couple of ancient monuments nearby.
The first is the oratory of San Rocco, built by the Spanish in 1631, it is located just outside the village, next to the cemetery, it is a small church with elegant proportions and where there is a magnificent view of the sea below.
The second stage involves a walk of about 2.5 km between old chestnut trees, ancient vineyards and Mediterranean scrub, when you will arrive at the Romanesque church, the  largest on the island. It is the church of San Giovanni Battista, now roofless, but working until 1850, when the apse was struck by lightning. Going downhill for a few hundred meters on the asphalt road, on the left, hidden in the vegetation of tall trees are the ruins of the sixteenth-century hermitage of St. Francis Xavier, a Spanish missionary who celebrated the first baptism in Japan. He inhabited the place until the middle of the eighteen hundreds. Go further on and you can see the silhouette of an extraordinary tower on a huge granite boulder: the tower of St. John, recently restored and a surreal sight. From here you can enjoy one of the most magnificent panoramic views of the island of Elba .
The church and the tower of St. John can also be easily reached by car from Marina di Campo for a few kilometres along the road towards Mount Perone.

Horseback Sant'Ilario
A couple of miles from San Piero you find Sant'Ilario, located in Campo, a tiny old village and that you should not miss visiting. St.Ilario doesn’t have the complexity of urban planning and architecture of San Piero and, in addition to being smaller and older it is also more beautiful. The narrow streets that all lead to the central square, which is nothing but the continuation of the churchyard, are spotless and decorated with flowers.
Even St.Ilario, just like San Piero has an ancient history, which are the remains of a Romanesque church some of which is not visible and dates back to the twelfth century. It is now incorporated and transformed into the parish church in the town centre. The current tower was originally a watchtower similar to nearby St. John. At the edge of the village there are the remains of ancient walls, as St. Hilary also had to defend itself from invasion of Saracen pirates for many centuries before and after the domination of Pisa.
There are few towns today where you can experience the old atmosphere of Elba and feel how it used to be. Among all of them, Sant'Ilario is certainly the town that best conveys that countrified peace and harmony that once was; if we go there in high season, you will notice how in just 10 minutes' drive from Marina di Campo, the most lively tourist centre of the island, you can immerse yourself in a distant century and be cut off from the continuous and compulsive activity that is often associated with a seaside holiday.

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