What to do and see in Capoliveri, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

August 3, 2017 Misti Hsu

Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Administratively it is part of the Province of Livorno in the Tuscany region, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Florence and about 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Livorno.
Restaurants in Capoliveri

1. Miniere di Capoliveri

Piazza del Cavatore 1, 57031, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy +39 0565 935492
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Miniere di Capoliveri

Reviewed By WillMarks - Brighton, United Kingdom

If you manage to navigate the 6km dirt track from Capoliveri to the mine then this is a fantastic tour of a disused mine on Elba that remains a strategic asset for the Italian state government. It's worth remembering that there are only certain times during the day that tours leave the main visitor centre, which are listed on the website. We weren't aware of that so we brought some tickets for the next tour and were recommended a place to go an eat lunch while we waited.
When it's the time of your tour, you leave in convoy behind a guide bus from the visitor centre down to the mine (if you don't have a car you travel in the bus). It's about a 10 minute drive down to the mine where you're given audio-guides and hard hats. Our tour guide spoke English pretty well and there were only about 6 of us in the tour compared to around 20 in the Italian one. We were led down into the mine mixing our tour guide with audio-guide. Going down into the depths of the earth and seeing the mine was an amazing experience and would highly recommend this tour.

2. Spiaggia di Barabarca

Localita' Barabarca, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 436 reviews

Spiaggia di Barabarca

Reviewed By b_architect - Wroclaw

It is easily accessible and beautifully located. I wanted to spend some time on the beach in the afternoon, so we stopped the car on the way to Capolivieri and it was a good decision. This sandy beach is very nice and clean. The entrance to water is pleasant and you can swim to the next bay, which is almost empty, even in August. Very relaxing afternoon.

3. Monte Calamita

Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
Excellent
43%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Monte Calamita

Reviewed By rrayuela - Prague, Czech Republic

From Capoliveri take an unpaved road heading south-west towards Monte Calamita mines, continue to Tenuta delle Ripalte where you take another unpaved road towards the Beaches of Buzzancone and Calanova. There you can comfortably wait for the father who just needs to ascend a steep hill back to Capoliveri to pick up the car (you are allowed to go by car only towards a restaurant on the Calanova beach from one side and towards Ripalte property on the other). Even the kids of 6 and 5 years (experienced bikers) were satisfied as the road goes uphill only once (before arriving to the Ripalte property). Those who don't mind ascending quite a steep hill can of course go back to Capoliveri by bike. Those who don't want to visit the Beaches can take another unpaved road from the Ripalte property back to Capoliveri (north west uphill).
Wonderful views over the sea practically all the time. Worth bathing at one of the beautiful "natural" Beaches before arriving at Calanova.

4. Spiaggia di Lacona

Viale dei golfi | Spiaggia di Margidore, 57031 Lacona, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
Excellent
26%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 926 reviews

Spiaggia di Lacona

Reviewed By b_architect - Wroclaw

We had to walk quite a while from our place to reach this big beach, but it was absolutely worth it. It is wide, sandy wit easy entrance to water. I spent some wonderful time there. In spite of the number of visitors in August, it is not difficult to find a place in the sun :) I could come back even now.

5. Capoliveri Bike Park

Localita' Vaccarelle, 57031, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy +39 338 227 7010
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Capoliveri Bike Park

Reviewed By mom_triathlete - Chicago, Illinois

A truly amazing experience, not to be missed if you are on Elba and have any affinity for cycling, or just want an enjoyable way to sightsee. I have some tips: 1. the name "bike park" is confusing. These are routes, five of them, of varying difficulty. The routes are mostly on roads, some paved, some gravel. Areas of the most difficult routes are off-road (but I did not rise them). So don't look for a "bike park" thinking you will find an entrance somewhere. The routes all start in the same spot in the center of Capoliveri. 2. I agree with others that the routes are well-marked. Still, I would definitely take the route map along. I used it often, to have a better understanding of where I was. 3. Bring plenty of water. The route I was on (red) had very little shade. I went through two full water bottles. 4. The red route 12.5 miles/20 km) was spectacular. They advertise it as the easiest, however, it is not easy. It is mostly flat but does have some steep climbs, particularly for the last few kilometers. The views of the sea are incredible, and there is also an area with beautiful vineyards.
I only went out for about two hours, because I got a late start. If I did it again, I would go out in the morning and make a day of it. There are beautiful small Beaches on the red route, restaurants, a vineyard and other places to stop.

6. Spiaggia dell'Innamorata

Piazza dei Cavatori, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy +39 0565 935025
Excellent
26%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
11%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 304 reviews

Spiaggia dell'Innamorata

Reviewed By sametmallory - New York City, New York

Beautiful beach with chairs and paddle boat rentals.. The restaurant on the property has the best coZze marinara I've ever had in my life.. Went 2 days in a row... Parking is easier then other Beaches and not too difficult to get to... Absolutely "in love" with innamorata beach!

7. Spiaggia di Norsi

Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Spiaggia di Norsi

Reviewed By Giorgio N

Good Service and Great Hospitality
The beach is nice, quite enough to get a nap, with an excellent (optional) service and with a decent bar.
If you like you can bring your umbrella and chairs, otherwise ask about Mario, and he will find some room for you. Kids and dog-friendly, clean, and not exposed to any N, NW, NE, E winds.
The bar is a little bit expensive, but you can get a salad or a Sandwich pretty quickly.

8. Spiaggia di Naregno

Spiaggia di Naregno SNC, 57031, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy +39 347 979 4990
Excellent
25%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

Spiaggia di Naregno

Reviewed By mom_triathlete - Chicago, Illinois

The beach was crowded in late August (of course), but it's a nice sand beach with a bar/restaurant, umbrella rentals, and boat rentals. There is also paid parking for 6 euros. Some areas of the beach have a lot of algae/seaweed, which our kids didn't love. The surf was very gentle. Not the best beach we've been to on Elba, but still beautiful.

9. Stabilimento Balneare Mandel 2

Loc. Morcone Spiaggia, 57031, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy +39 393 272 6203
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Stabilimento Balneare Mandel 2

Reviewed By SFMarian - San Francisco, California

Our family rented a zodiac type inflatable boat - for a half day then a whole day. We had a great time touring the island, finding Beaches with no one there, anchoring and swimming and enjoying beautiful Elba. Stefano and the staff is great, very helpful and speaks English. The price was reasonable and we look forward to returning. The bay they are on gets sub late in the day.

10. Spiaggia di Straccoligno

Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
Excellent
26%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 86 reviews

Spiaggia di Straccoligno

Reviewed By paula r - Oleggio, Italy

This beach is ok,but nothing special,it is rather sandy with some seaweed.there is a bar and chair umbrella rental.

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