A tour around the sunny quays, admiring the artistic beauties of Portoferraio, for a shopping spree to discover local products!
And if the walk through “Calata Mazzini” shops wasn’t enough, just go downtown and reach the Bastions and the town hall; you can smell the scent of Elba in every corner.
Not only the “Acqua dell’Elba”, a perfume created by the local company, whose dream was to recreate the essence of the Island and its sea, and that now has four stores in Portoferraio. But also several handicraft shops, where the owners show their imaginative minds.
At “Mario Luca Giusti” store you will find design items that provide a pop of color to the dining table, whereas at “Ceramiche sull’acqua” you will lose yourself in a magic atmosphere thanks to the accessories and sculptures that will make you dream of the sea.
If at “Only Griff”, “Joelle”, “La Paolina” and “Maria Sala” you haven’t found a fancy outfit, we suggest you to visit the creative sewing workshop of Elisa Lambardi in Garibaldi street: a real multi-colored and varied atelier where you can find both accessories and clothes tailored for you.
For fine collectors of prints and lithographs there are some shops where to find some goodies : “Del Torto” down Calata Mazzini, that sell replicas of famous Napoleonic portraits, antique Elba landscape paintings and antiques.
If you want to fill your pantry with typical products, you can just stop at “Da Ruggeri” or in “Calata Mazzini”: Elba extra virgin olive oil, pasta made using wheat grown in nearby fields, local white, red and rosé wines and numerous delicacies that will tickle everyone’s palate. At “Da Ruggeri” you can taste IGP oil, with its golden reflections and scents from scrubland, produced by the farmhouse “Due Palme” and certified by Toscano Consortium.
The Dome of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The main place of worship dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, established by Cosimo I in the sixteenth century
The Church of “Santissimo Sacramento”
The essence of Elba Baroque, hidden behind a neoclassical and rigorous facade.
The town’s defences were gradually reinforced from 1570 onwards, even under the direction of Bernardo Buontalenti, and were used to provide accommodation for the armed forces as well as important look-out posts.