Ferry to Rio Marina - Pianosa, Elba Island

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Rio Marina

Rio Marina is a town on the island of Elba, in the region of Tuscany. The area is situated on the eastern side, within a small bay surrounded by hills.

The first settlements date back to the 15th century. Iron oxide extraction took place in this area and constituted the primary role to the inhabitants since Etruscan times. The hills in this area are characterized by reddish Earth, due to iron oxide. The last mines were closed in October 1981 and today Rio Marina is a seaside town with an economy based on tourism.

Other points of historical and cultural interest are the Church of San Rocco, the Tower in the harbour of Elba mineral Park and the village of cable.
Rio Marina

Pianosa

Info on Pianosa
The island of Pianosa, in Italy, is the fifth largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, with an area of 10.3 square meters. Km and a coastline of about 18 km. It is about 13 kilometers southwest of the island, made famous by Napoleon. The name gives a clue of Pianosa island's geography. Flat, in fact, refers to the plains of the island, whose highest point is 29 metres above sea level.
The island is part of the Tuscan archipelago National Park (National Park of the Tuscan archipelago), and is protected from external interference, property speculation and environmental damage. The protection of the island and its wildlife are so important that you can't visit it without a special permit that is issued by the management of the Park. Fishing is prohibited within 1 mile navigation from the coast.
Pianosa