Etruscans on Elba wrecks from the Roman era , the Middle Ages on Elba
The Etruscan civilization is the one that undoubtedly left many traces on our island. Many municipalities on the heights were born thanks to the Etruscans. The Necropolis of Casa del Duca in Portoferraio is one of the most significant places in terms of Etruscan history on the Island of Elba. Not to be forgotten is the Hellenistic Necropolis in Capoliveri.
Do you practice diving and are you thinking of taking a holiday on Elba? Book with us and ask us to tell you all about the Roman wrecks on the seabed around the island. They are among the most important testimonies of the Roman Age on the Island of Elba and proofs to the already strong commercial vocation of our territory.
The Middle Ages were a very turbulent time for our island, but, as we know, out of turbulent times come many beautiful things. The island of Elba was invaded by barbarians, the Ostrogoths to be precise. As if that wasn't enough, the Longobards also arrived, but they left their mark in some of the island's place names. In the 9th century the Saracens also arrived. Symbols of the Middle Ages in Elba are the watchtowers left by the Republic of Pisa, as well as some fortresses. Go to the Tower of San Giovanni or the Fortress of Marciana: observing the island from above is always a beautiful sight.