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Isola d'Elba

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Monte Capanne, the highest peak of the island of Elba

Several trails to admire the picturesque views of the island in contact with nature

From the Summit of the highest mountain on the island of Elba, on Monte Capanne, during clear days you can enjoy a unique view. Silhouetted against the horizon more distant islands of the Tuscan archipelago like Pianosa, Capraia, Gorgona and if it goes beyond the look even Corsica.

In autumn, here as in other parts of the island, in the Woods you can find over 200 mushroom species including the wanted porcino nero.

The area on the slopes of Monte Capanne is characterized by a dense Mediterranean scrub punctuated by numerous hiking trails.

Here it is easy to be captivated by various forms of endemic present that with endless shades of green and the many colours which alternate with the change of seasons, along with breathtaking views enchant the visitors ' eyes.

To reach the Summit the laziest can avail of two-seat gondola from Marciana; sports enthusiasts can follow the numbers projected paths.

Local routes are classified according to the duration and difficulty, and are suitable for everyone, both those reserved to experts with a good level of training. All ideal to go especially out of season when nature shows itself in its essence.

 

From Marciana to Pomonte, to climbing the Summit

 

Among the many available one from Marciana to Pomonte expects about 4 hours of walking with a drop of about 610 meters. The route starts from Marciana and winds through mule tracks and paths to the Valley of Pedalta, a forest of chestnut trees and brooms to about 531 meters high.

After a visit to the Hermitage of San Cerbone with other 40 minutes walk you will reach the Summit of Mount (1000 meters).

The descent will discover the plateau of Filicaie, up to Colle della Grottaccia to reach the final in Pomonte, among land and sea.

 

 

Photo Credits [mapio.net]

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