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On an island
Portoferraio is the capital of the island and home-place to the Emperor Napoleon.
Porto Azzurro is the second largest port after Portoferraio, for making a stop-over on the island. It is situated in a deep inlet and finishes in a pointed headland, from which rise up the San Giacomo fortress (1063) and , on the coast opposite, the fort Focardo. From San Giacomo to Fort Focardo, there is a succession of beaches: Barbarossa, Reale and the Nere Beaches. The last place on the east coast not to be missed is Rio Marina, with its octagonal tower, built in the 16th century, overlooking its historical centre.
The Rione Cotone, a picturesque little market town, constitutes the historical centre of Marciana Marittima. Marciana, giving onto the summit of mount Capanne (1019m), offerds a magnificent view.
The west coast of the Isle of Elba offers a succession of steep, rocky cliffs, from which emerge the villages of Chiessi, with houses built on a rocky platform and Pomonte, with its houses surrounded by vineyards.
On the southern coast feature the beach of Fetovaia, one of the most fascinating places on the island and two marvellous villages: Seccheto and Cavoli. Marino Di Campo is the first of three large creeks, which characterise this part of the Isle of Elba. Marina di Campo possesses one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches on the island.The two other creeks are at Lacona and Stella.