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Monserrato Itinerary

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  • Departure: Porto Azzurro
  • Arrival: Porto Azzurro
  • Duration: 5 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: demanding
  • Length: 7.6 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 400m

Directions
The ring-route leaves from the town of Porto Azzurro, a picturesque seaside resort in the eastern section of Elba Island.

Main features
The itinerary leaves from the heart of the old Porto Longone, an ancient port fortified in the 17th century by the Spanish to watch over the gulf of Mola.

Historical and archaeological features

  • The Spanish Elba: San Giacomo fort and Madonna del Monserrato Sanctuary

Botanical features

  • The centuries-old pine tree of Monserrato
  • The primary maquis
  • The garigue

Geological features

  • The jaspers and radiolarites of the eastern Elba Island

Wildlife features

  • The birds of prey
  • The European green toad
  • Nuclei of Red-legged Partridge

 
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