Monte Capanne, Marciana

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Ascend the tallest mountain on Elba Island, Monte Capanne, to take in views of mainland Italy and the surrounding islands. Walk up the wooded mountain or take a vertigo-inducing cable car to the 1,019 m (3,343 ft) summit. The cable car consists of small standing-room-only "baskets," while the hiking trail leads through chestnut trees and then requires a scramble over boulders before the top. Plan your Monte Capanne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Marciana using our Marciana trip itinerary maker app .
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  • August 18, 2017
    We arrived, in addition to 1000 metres, surrounded by low clouds surrounding the peak of Mount Capanne! Complicit a bit windy we were lucky enough to enjoy the scenery of Western Elba seen from above. Elba is not just Beach and sea but offers nature trails and the spectacular top of little known! Aim for the next view, come back with a clear sky and without clouds!
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  • August 17, 2017
    View breathtaking and allowing to have a view of the whole island. The bar aloft allows refresh in addition prices are accessible
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great! Take a cable car for 18 minutes and then, in 5-minute steps, you reach the top of the mountain to 1019 meters! There are several tickets with some reductions but that standard is €18 round trip (for the fit if there is the trail to get off/to walk). But the gondola is a must try. Worth it even for those who suffer from Vertigo! It's too good! On days with less haze you see all the Islands, Corsica and Italy.
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  • August 23, 2017
    Very nice and fairly easy mountain walk up to Monte Capanne. Start at the cable car on route 1. If you are used to Alpine mountain walking, the trip takes about 1.5-2 hours. You will see beautiful nature and great views throughout the walk. It is very empty as 99.9% of people take the cable car. The top of Monte Capanne is very busy and completely built up with telecom and TV antennas. Hence, enjoy your walk up.
  • June 8, 2017
    Fantastic view from the top. You can arrive at the summit by the Cabinovia Monte Capanne.
  • June 15, 2017
    love it! love this little island!
  • June 19, 2017
    The trip by cable car is in itself an experience. You are standing in an open basket. Up to 3 people per basket. Also the dog can, something many people do. The view above (on a small km altitude) is phenomenal, you look around the Tuscan Archipelago and the Italian mainland. Not recommended in case of fog or low clouds because few view is. Both down as above there is a restaurant, the restaurant upstairs is pretty simple but you can still have drinks, coffee and cake. The return price in 2017 was 18 euros per person.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Breathtaking Scenery. A spectacular experience. Not recommended for those who suffer from Vertigo. At the end of the cable car trip there is a steep hill on foot and then I get shoes (preferably hiking boots) and helping the elderly and children to rise. Price a bit expensive but worth it. Best climb in clear, sunny days so you can see clearly the surrounding islands and the Tuscan Coast.
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