Capraia Island

Is a island with local aromatic herbs and surrounded by a limpid sea, a real mediterranean pearl. The geological aspects of the coast and of the inland, the colour and the composition of the rocks, the accumulation of the ashes and lapillus bear witness to its volcanic origin. It is probable that its name comes from the etruscan “carpa” : stone, a word which comes from the archaic Greek language “Kalpe” : sepulchral stone. Therefore the island’s name passed from the etruscan “isola pietrosa” (stone island) to the roman “Capra” (Goat) from which comes “isola delle capre” (island of the goats)and therefore “Capraia”. The island is one of the seven sisters of the Tuscan Archipelago, the third in sizes after Elba and Giglio. It is about 8Kms from Punta della Teglia to Punta dello Zenobio long and is 4 Kms wide. It has got a surface of about 20 square Km. and with a 30kms coast. The small port is full of boats of every kind and the small and only boot topping isthe shelter for dozens of rubber boats belonging mostly to skin divers who love these crystal waters rich in life and oddities. Its depths give shelter to numerous living species which fascinate the seabed of Capraia , rich also in archeological ruins. The vegetation is flourishing and full of Mediterranean species. It fought against the volcanic nature but at the end it got the better as you can see from the lively and vegetable cover. The landscape created by the vegetation with the help of the wind are really spectacular: thousand of daises, asphodels, the expanse of sea cistus with white flowering, the perfumed expands of “elicriso” and the plans with heather, strawberry-trees, myrtle and oleanders. There is also a small lake (Il Laghetto or Stagnone) . A legend tells that the ferocious Saracens put ashore in order in order to hide the treasure plundered in the Archipelago. But many of them didn’t come back to take the spoil. That is why once a convict found some gold coins while searching in the rocks. The green Capraia with its coloured coast , with its small port and with the unmistakable scent of lentisk is always the same during the years. Even in August , when the port is completely full, the tourism is not nosy: here you breathe pure sea air .Every day the boats travel through the small port , a big population of sailors, skin divers and simple bathers who want to spend their holidays in bathing customs.

Region Tuscany
Zone Capraia Island
ZIP CODE 57032
District LI
Surface 19,33 km²
Inhabitants 406
GPS 43°03′N 9°51′E

Useful Number

Emergency Tel. 118
Sea Emergency Tel. 1530
Emergency medical Service Tel. 118
Police Tel. 113
Carabinieri Tel. 112
Fire Fighters Tel. 115
Police Tel. 113

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Hotels Capraia Island

Hotel Da Beppone

Capraia Island • Via Assunzione, 78 () Center: mt. Sea: mt. Highway: mt.

Da Beppone is a Hotel situated in Capraia Island, Capraia Island area in Tuscany.

Hotel Il Saracino

Capraia Island • Via Lamberto Cibo, 30 (li) Center: mt. Sea: mt. Highway: mt.

Il Saracino is a Hotel situated in Capraia Island, Capraia Island area in Tuscany.

Hotel Relais Club la M...

Capraia Island • Via della Mandola, 1 (li) Center: mt. Sea: mt. Highway: mt.

Relais Club la Mandola is a Hotel situated in Capraia Island, Capraia Island area in Tuscany.

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Campings Capraia Island

Camping Le Sughere

Capraia Island • Via delle Sughere, 1 (LI) Center: mt. Sea: mt. Highway: mt.

Le Sughere is an Camping situated in Capraia Island, Capraia Island area in Tuscany.

Residences Capraia Island

Residence Milano

Capraia Island • Via Vittorio Emanuele, 22 (LI) Center: mt. Sea: mt. Highway: mt.

Milano is an Residence situated in Capraia Island, Capraia Island area in Tuscany.

Residence La Vela

Capraia Island • Via Genova, 46 (LI) Center: mt. Sea: mt. Highway: mt.

La Vela is an Residence situated in Capraia Island, Capraia Island area in Tuscany.

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Festa Patronale di San Lorenzo Isola d'Elba 10-08-2017 10-08-2017
Festa San Lorenzo Isola del Giglio 10-08-2017 10-08-2017
Festa Patronale di San Gaetano Isola d'Elba 07-08-2017 07-08-2017
Festa Patronale di San Giacomo Isola d'Elba 25-07-2017 25-07-2017
27° Giro Podistico Isola d'Elba Isola d'Elba 15-05-2017 21-05-2017
Pedalata Storica La Napoleonica Isola d'Elba 23-04-2017 23-04-2017
Iron Tour Elba – MTB Triathlon Isola d'Elba 22-04-2017 25-04-2017
Il paesaggio in musica Isola d'Elba 25-02-2017 25-02-2017
Stagione Teatrale Vigilanti Isola d'Elba 11-12-2016 12-04-2017
Festa dell'uva e delle cantine aperte Isola del Giglio 29-09-2016 01-10-2016
Eventi Isola del Giglio Isola del Giglio 23-09-2016 23-09-2016
Napoleon BLUES Festival Isola d'Elba 22-07-2014 24-07-2014
Elba in danza Isola d'Elba 15-07-2013 20-07-2013
Raduno Boston Whaler Isola d'Elba 22-08-2012 22-08-2012
festa del totano Isola Capraia 30-10-2010 31-10-2010
Elba Isola Musicale d'Europa a Portoferraio, Marciana, Rio nell'Elba Isola d'Elba 02-09-2009 12-09-2009
Festival Internazionale "Le Voci della Poesia" a Capoliveri Isola d'Elba 01-09-2009 05-09-2009
Palio di S. Agabito a Marciana Isola d'Elba 18-08-2009 19-08-2009
Musica del mondo a Marciana Marina Isola d'Elba 08-08-2009 09-08-2009
La Leggenda dell'Innamorata a Capoliveri Isola d'Elba 14-07-2009 14-07-2009
Mediterraneo Jazz Festival a Marciana Marina Isola d'Elba 06-07-2009 11-06-2009
Elba Mare Marathon 60 Miglia a Marciana Marina Isola d'Elba 25-06-2009 03-07-2009
Vela - Raduno vele storiche a Marciana Marina Isola d'Elba 14-06-2009 21-06-2009
Pesca - Campionato Italiano a Portoferraio Isola d'Elba 06-06-2009 13-06-2009
Mostra - Montecristo, l'Isola che c'è a Portoferraio Isola d'Elba 31-05-2009 14-06-2009


Address Locality Phone
Taxi Elba Prosperi Andrea - Viale Italia Porto Azzurro 3388609896
Taxi Autonoleggio 24h/24h - Via Ciro Menotti Capoliveri 0565968699
Taxi Pisani Roberto - Loc. Costanera, La Pila, 286 Campo nell'Elba 0565976443
Taxi Portoferraio Portoferraio 0565915112