Camping Lacona Pineta - A village for your holiday on Elba Island
Legend has it that the Tuscan Archipelago originated from a necklace that fell from the neck of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, into the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. There lies a kind of truth in this myth, because without doubt the islands of the Archipelago are a few fragments of paradise.
Few other resorts in the world can boast an equally rich and varied experience for the tourist within the space of a few kilometres, from the seabed, a real diver's paradise, to the mountains surrounded by ancient forests; from beaches and coves framed by Mediterranean vegetation to the small hillside villages immersed in a timeless stillness.
Every visitor can find their own holiday dimension, practising their favourite sport, indulging in the rites of sunbathing, or going off to discover what the Tuscan Archipelago has to offer in terms of history, culture and gastronomy.
Just 10 km from the mainland, with an area of 224 square kilometres, Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest islands of Italy. For some years it has been part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago together with Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri.
The climate is mild with an average annual temperature of between 15 ° and 16 °C, the seasonal averages are 10° C in winter, 14° C in spring, 23° C in summer and 17° C in autumn. The average sea temperatures are: April 19° C, May 20.2° C, June 24.1° C, July 26.8° C, August 27.3° C, September 25.5° C and October 23.1° C.
Because of Elba’s varied coastline (of 147 km), its pleasant beaches and the majestic beauty of Mount Capanne (1019 m), it has rightly become a world famous tourist centre.
It has been inhabited since prehistoric times and was already known at the dawn of time for its iron mines, historically the people of Liguria called Elba "Ilva" and the Greeks called it "Aethalia". First it was Ligurian, then Greek, then Etruscan and for centuries it was Roman . In the Middle Ages it was held by the Pisans, the Appiani and Medici of Florence. From time to time it was the interest of various European powers who have left numerous traces of their rule.
Permanent evidence has been left by the Medici in Portoferraio (the town was once called Cosmopolis in honour of Cosimo de Medici) and by the Spanish, who built the fortresses of San Giacomo and Focardo at Porto Azzurro.
The short reign of Napoleon (1814-1815, 9 months and 23 days) has left significant memories in the Villa of Mulini and the Villa of San Martino, in the ancient churches of Portoferraio, in Marciana Alta (Madonna del Monte) and in other places.
Elba is divided into eight town areas: Portoferraio, Campo nell’Elba, Portoferraio, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Porto Azzurro, Rio Marina and Rio nell'Elba.
Famous wines and excellent cuisine, combined with an unpolluted sea, a mild climate and the transparency of the air make Elba an ideal place for health, a holiday and tourism in all seasons.
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Camping Lacona Pineta is in the south-eastern part of the island of Elba, about 8 km. from Portoferraio, the capital city. It is easy to reach the Island of Elba thanks to frequent ferry crossings, prices are reasonable, especially if you book well in advance.
We are one of the most beautiful destination in the Mediterranean set in an oasis that still has wild and completely natural areas.
The Gulf of Lacona, sandwiched between Cape Stella peninsula and the massif of Cape Fonza, is one of the most beautiful and evocative on the island.
Located on the southern side of the island, between Capes Stella and Fonza, Lacona is world famous for its long beach of fine sand (more than 1.2 km), one of the largest beaches on the island. It is a unique place because here we find one of the last dune environments on Elba, species of rare beauty grow here, e.g. the yellow poppy and the sea lily.
You get the feeling of freedom from this marine environment with its wonderful views out to sea which include the island of Monte Cristo.
The village, the tourist facilities and services are surrounded by greenery, creating an almost perfect symbiosis with the surrounding nature. Lacona is part of the territory of Capoliveri.
Due to its central location, it only takes 10 minutes, by car, to reach the main towns of Elba: Capoliveri, Porto Azzurro, Portoferraio, Marina di Campo.
Facilities: bank, pharmacy, supermarket, restaurants, bars, beaches, boat rental, diving schools, windsurfing, jet skiing, possibility to put your boat in the sea.
Market: on Sunday morning and Thursday evening (only in high season).
Cape Stella: time 2/3 hours - access from Margidore. Winds along the promontory of Cape Stella, there are also some detours down to the sea and to peaceful coves.
Mount Orello: time 2/3 hours - access from the road to Capoliveri in the area of Acquacalda. Beautiful views of Stella and Lacona Gulfs. Suitable for hiking and mountain biking.
Mountain biking in Lacona - Sentiero del Pero (Pero path), Windmill – Napoleon’s Villa: time 3/5 hours - access from “via dei vigneti” road. At first you climb an area of unspoilt natural beauty and then go down again to San Martino (Napoleon’s Villa). Suitable for mountain biking.
Panoramic views of Marina di Campo from Cape Fonza: Time 3/4 hours - access from Laconella. A scenic walk among Mediterranean vegetation with the option of returning along the Marina di Campo main road.
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