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Ferries Portoferraio

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 From June 1th to September 30th, The Concell Insular de Formentera regulates the entry of motor vehicles on the island. See more.
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The port of Portoferraio is the largest you will find on Elba island, and is located in the northern part of the island.

🚢 It is the main port of call for scheduled ferries coming from Piombino, and its use is also closely related to cruise and recreational traffic.

The port is accessible both by day and night in all weather conditions, but especially in high season it is necessary to be careful given the heavy traffic.

The port of Portoferraio is located in the center of the “city” and is surrounded by ancient Medici fortresses, testimony to the historical influence that Portoferraio has had and continues to have.

 In high season, the shipping companies that allow connections to Piombino go as far as 100 daily runs, so you can choose the time that is most convenient for you.

🚢 You can choose to sail with 4 shipping company that operate ferries from and to Portoferraio:

· Moby

· Toremar

· BluNavy

· Elba Ferries

The port of Portoferraio got its name thanks to the Etruscans who traded iron by sea. It and has three piers dedicated to ferry and hydrofoil docking, plus near the historic center, the quay l'Alto Fondale, allows large cruise ships to dock. 

The number of ferry landings in Portoferraio is about two million a year, with traffic peaks of up to 60,000 passengers and 5,000 cars per day during peak season, but these figures are continually growing given the influx of tourists found each year.

Near the port, passengers disembarking from the ferry to Portoferraio will find a range of essential services, including bars and restaurants, boat and mooring control, taxi service, car and motorbike rental, tobacconists, bus station and free Wi-Fi service.

Portoferraio ferries About Portoferraio

🏖️ Among the things to see in Portoferraio are certainly the beautiful beaches such as Capobianco, Le Ghiaie, Sansone, Sottobomba and the list could go on and on.
Biodola is the most famous beach in Portoferraio, with its endless length and crystal clear sea allows you to enjoy a relaxing day.

Although small, Portoferraio holds a lot of history within its walls; Napoleon and Cosimo De Medici are just a few of the best-known figures who have marked the history of Elba island.
There are two Napoleonic residences in Portoferraio, the most famous being Villa dei Mulini considered Napoleon's official residence.

You will also be able to see in the historic center the Fortezze medicee that are Renaissance fortifications located at one of the highest points of the town; the most important are 3: Forte Falcone, Forte Stella and the Linguella tower that were used for the sighting of enemy boats coming from the sea.

⚓ If you are in Portoferraio, night or day, you cannot miss the calata a mare, a picturesque walk that allows you to see the many small boats moored inside the Medicean dock.

 In the long walk you will also find all kinds of stores and many clubs in which you can enjoy an excellent apéritif while also enjoying a wonderful sunset overlooking the sea.

 You can also visit one of the museums in Portoferraio, such as the Museo Napoleonico della Misericordia, the Archaeological Museum and the Italo Bolano Open Air Museum, which will take you on an exciting journey through contemporary art.

 You can also enjoy a pleasant evening at the Theater, although small the Teatro dei Vigilanti is a real gem of the town, built in 1814 at the behest of Napoleon.

How to reach the boarding:

Address: Ferry boardings Via Calata Italia Portoferraio 57037

Gps coordinates: 42°48′N 45°00′E 10.316667'E

It is possible to reach the port of Portoferraio from any part of the island thanks to the CTT Nord, a public transport company that connects the various towns on the island of Elba. By car, simply follow the provincial road, either the 24 or the 26, depending on which side you are on.

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