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Enfola Itinerary

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Wildlife Great Interest: Geology Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Duration: 2 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: intermediate-easy
  • Length: 2.5 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 220m

Directions
You can reach Enfola peninsula by taking SP road no. 27 - called "of the Enfola" - that from Portoferraio heads for the north-western spurs of the municipal territory.
After parking the car in the square situated on the isthmus uniting the promontory with the rest of the island, take the uphill trail starting near the historical Tonnara and leading to the summit of the peninsula.

Main features
Enfola is one of the most characteristic promontories of the island for its considerable landscape value and natural and historical richness.

Historical features

  • The building housing the old fishing nets (the so-called "tonnara"); the bunkers and the structures of a coastal battery of World War II

Botanical features

  • The Mediterranean maquis
  • The plants of the maritime cliffs

Geological features

  • The quartziferous porphyries on the promontory and their forms of erosion

Wildlife features

  • The passerines of the maquis
  • The coastal sea birds

 
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