The Mausoleum Itinerary

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Wildlife Great Interest: Geology Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Duration: 3 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: intermediate-easy
  • Length: 5.5 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 200m

You can reach Cavo country hamlet from Rio Marina by taking the coastal road (SP road no. 26) or from Rio Elba by taking the inland road of Parata (SP road no. 33). The itinerary leaves from and ends in the small and charming seaside resort.

Main features

Cavo is a charming seaside resort situated along the north-eastern coast of Elba Island. In the late 19th century, the big Villa Tonietti was built here, also known as "the Castle". The imposing building with an eclectic style was a symbol of the economic power of the family who managed the local mines.

Historical and archaeological features

  • The villas of Cavo
  • Tonietti Mausoleum

Botanical features

  • The plants of the Mediterranean maquis
  • The ilex wood
  • The wild orchids

Geological features

  • The sedimentary rock called "panchina" near Cavo

Wildlife features

  • The passerines of the maquis and the coastal sea birds

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