Portoferraio

Portoferraio

With more than twelve thousand inhabitants, Portoferraio can be considered the undisputed “capital” of the island. The current city was built in 1548 on the ruins of Fabricia, which was the ancient Roman name for the town. Much of the Portoferraio, Italy...
Linguella Roman Villa

Linguella Roman Villa

There are remains of a Roman villa on the furthermost part of the land where the gulf of Portoferraio starts, next to the Martello Tower: this is the Roman villa also called “of Linguella”. Built in the middle of the I century BC as a sea villa dedicated...
Teatro dei Vigilanti Renato Cioni

Teatro dei Vigilanti Renato Cioni

The Carmelite church was built in the 18th century at the heart of the ancient fortified centre of Portoferraio. In the late Napoleonic age, the architect Paolo Bargigli transformed the deconsecrated church into a theatre, which was opened on January 24th 1815. During...

Chiesa di Santa Chiara – Marciana Marina

The church of Santa Chiara is a sacred building located in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele (also known as Piazza di Sopra or Piazza della Chiesa) in Marciana Marina. It bears the same title as a previous small church attested since the seventeenth century that it was located...

Chiostro Centro Culturale De Laugier – Portoferraio

Wanted in 1562 by Cosimo I de ‘Medici, the former S. Salvatore convent was destined to be the seat of the Order of the Knights of Santo Stefano founded in Portoferraio a year earlier. With the transfer of the Order to Pisa, the convent was entrusted to the...