Alberese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma


Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

         Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

        Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena

Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala



Val d'Elsa

          San Gimignano

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone








La Costa Toscana

Portoferraio, the gateway to the island Elba

Elba | Panorama Portoferraio [1]

Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  

Elba | Portoferraio, the gateway to the island Elba


Portoferraio was built in 1548 on the ruins of Fabricia, which was the ancient Roman name for the town. With a population of 12,007, Portoferraio is the most densely populated town on Elba and is the gateway for cheap flights to domestic and international destinations. The ferry companies that work from Portoferraio are Toremar Ferries, Moby Lines and Corsica Sardinia ferries.


Check connections to and from Piombino and the Island of Elba

Toremar: Ferries to Elba Island and the Tuscan Archipelago

Piombino - Portoferraio - Piombino: book your ferry online with Moby

Traghetti Elba - Corsica Ferries Sardinia Ferries



Mappa Portoferraio | Ingrandire mappa



La Costa Toscana | Le spiagge più ricercate della Toscana | Galleria fotografica

Isola Montecristo and the Tuscan coast

The island Montecristo belongs to the municipality of Portoferraio. Much of the island's fame is derived from the fact that it provides the setting for part of the novel The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.
The story of The Count of Monte Cristo takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815–1839: the era of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France.
Dumas arrived on the island in 1842, in the company of Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew. "It is fantastic and lonely, smelling of thyme and broom," he wrote, in a letter. He decided to write The Count of Monte Cristo to remind him of the trip. His hero, Edmond Dantes, discovers a pirate's treasure on the island after being tipped off by his companion in prison, Abbé Faria.

According to a legend, a treasure was hidden in Portoferraio.


Monastero o Abbazia di Montecristo   Grotta di San Mamiliano o Grotta del Santo   Montecristo, Cala Maestra

Ruins of the Monastery of San Mamiliano [2]


  Grotta di San Mamiliano on Montecristo   Montecristo, Cala Maestra
Porto di Punta Ala   Torre-Mozza Toscana  

Torre degli Appiani Isolotto dello Sparviero.jpg

Porto di Punta Ala [1]


  Torre Mozza, Toscana (Italia). Torre costiera del XVI secolo.   Torre degli Appiani [1]

Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini. The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Maremma hills. It is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy total privacy.
Waking up at dawn to start hiking, learning once again the names of flowers and trees, and above all, having the pleasure of getting lost, forgetting about guides, clocks and timetables.

Hidden secrets in Tuscany | Holiday home Podere Santa Pia



On a clear day you can see Corsica
Podere Santa Pia overlooks a valley characterised by all the elements of the Tuscan landscape. On a clear day you can see as far asElba and the little isle of Montecristo to the south. Alexandre Dumas visited the uninhabited island of Montecristo in 1842 and was inspired to use the craggy, windswept rock as the setting for his novel The Count Of Monte Cristo.


Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia


Podere Santa Pia, giardino
Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia

[1] Photo byGian77. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.