A picturesque fishing village overlooking the north coast of the Island of Elba, Marciana Marina is a popular tourist destination that can offer its visitors relaxation and fun, perfumes and authentic flavors. The town extends alogn the bay and is surrounded by the lush Mediterranean nature that dominates the island.
It is a rather young municipality enstablished “only” in 1884 after separating from the city of Marciana Alta, placed on the immediate hinterland hills.
However numerous archaeological remains found in the area confirmed that, already in Roman times, on this stretch of coast were placed some settlements.
A short distance from the coast, reachable by swimming or boating, is the small Island of Paolina Bonaparte, named after Napoleon’s sister, where are the ruins of an ancient Roman building.
Dominating the profile of Marciana Marina is the watch tower of Pisa built during the Middle Ages to defend the local harbor from the attacks of the Saracen pirates. To visit in the old town is even the Church of Santa Chiara dating back to 1776.