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Our History

 

The Island of Elba is famous for many things, the atmosphere, the beauty, the waters, the beaches and the food in the first place but its mineral wealth that over the centuries has also made it live on mines and extractions for metallurgical procurement. In addition to supplying metals and iron in large quantities, it was also a thriving basin for the extraction of granite. With the arrival of the Romans, the granite quarries assumed central importance for the construction of great architectural works.

Among the famous Roman constructions with Elban granite, we remember the 7 columns of the Pantheon and other monumental columns modeled on Elba were found in the excavations of the Colosseum, the Quirinal and the Palatine.

At the entrance to the reception of our hotel, customers will be able to admire a granite basin, as well as other pieces of columns scattered throughout the property.

One of the most famous artifacts of the island is undoubtedly the "Granite Ship", so called by the inhabitants of the island. Is located about 700 meters above the beach of Cavoli, in the path of the Granite Quarries, marked by signs along the route that starts directly from the Hotel.

A step back in time that is worth taking to fully breathe the history and tradition of the most beautiful island of the Tuscan Archipelago.

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