Wreck of Pomonte
The Pomonte wreck used to be a small merchant ship for timber transport, built in 1960 and sailed under the Italian flag. In the winter of 1972, precisely on January 10th, during a storm in search of protection, it approached the coast of Elba, but collided with the Ogliera rock, which is just in front of the Pomonte beach. Now the entire stern, bridge and part of the side is only 12 meters below sea level and the wreck has become a magnet for tourists visiting Elba. During our boat trip to the wreck you can enjoy this experience up close, immerse yourself in the clear water of Pomonte and explore the Elviscot wreck with a snorkel and mask.
Over the years, a unique biological marine fauna has developed around the wreck, providing shelter for various fish species that use this place and this warm water for their reproduction. In fact, the sea here is always full of smoky bream and monk fish and you have the chance to swim surrounded by lots of beautiful little fish.
The Calamita mine is an old iron mine, now abandoned, which has become an open-air and partially underground museum, in which some parts of the mining tunnel can be viewed with the help of a guide. Iron was already mined on Elba by the Etruscans and then by the Romans, then mining was continued in the Middle Ages by the Pisans, Genoese and with Napoleon, who expanded this land and its deposits. In 1981, after years of activity, the Calamita mine, one of the richest and most modern mines in Europe, closed its doors for economic reasons and has now become a national strategic reserve. A mine from which hematite, magnetite, limonite, pyrite and iron ores were extracted.
On our boat trip of the island tour and the morning boat trip No. 1 southeast you can admire the whole splendor of the Monte Calamita mining complex, visit its beautiful wild beach and be fascinated by the red coast, sometimes almost rusty and reminiscent of Mars.
Costa del Sole
The Costa del Sole is the section of the south coast of Elba that leads from Colle di Palombaia to Chiessi. Their name is derived from its favorable exposure to the Sol Leone. This coast is wonderful to experience with our morning boat trip No. 2 Southwest, during which we will bypass this section of Elba while navigating to discover the wonderful beaches such as Colle Palombaia, Cavoli, Seccheto and Fetovaia. Then we visit the Blue Cave and the Seccheto Pools as well as the beautiful Punta di Fetovaia with a nice swim stop.
The Blue Cave is a beautiful sea cave that is located directly on the beach of Cavoli in the direction of Colle Palombaia. It can only be visited from the sea as it is located under a very high and rugged section of the rocky coast. Also known as the Sea Cave, it is a beautiful attraction for tourists traveling by sea. The colors of its inland waters are very beautiful, ranging from emerald green to intense blue. This is a mandatory stop on our boat trip and it is always a pleasure to see the amazement of the tourists on board as we approach this beautiful cave by boat.