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Calamita Itinerary

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Wildlife Great Interest: Geology Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Duration: 5 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: intermediate
  • Length: 12 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 250m

Directions
Our itinerary leaves from Piazza del Cavatore, near the Town Hall, and heads for the summit of Mt. Calamita: here, follow the road signs indicating the hiking itineraries of the upper section of the mountain. At the beginning, the itinerary follows the municipal road reaching, beyond the radio beacon of the Italian Air Force, the houses situated in the south-eastern spurs of the town and on the slopes of Mt. Calamita. Therefore, we will have to share a stretch of our itinerary with a limited number of vehicles.

Main features
The road quickly climbs with panoramic views over the north-eastern slope of Elba Island and over the gulf of Mola.

Historical features

  • The old magnetite and other iron oxide sites on the slopes of Mt. Calamita

Botanical features

  • The Spanish broom maquis
  • The wild orchids

Geological features

  • The gneiss
  • The iron mineralization visible from the trail

Wildlife features

  • The passerines of the maquis
  • Nuclei of Red-legged Partridge
  • The birds of prey
  • The butterflies

 
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