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Monte Capanne
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Monte Capanne

 
Monte Capanne

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.77046°N / 10.17162°E

Object Title: Monte Capanne

Activities: Hiking

Season: Fall

Elevation: 3340 ft / 1018 m

 

Page By: rematore

Created/Edited: Oct 30, 2006 / Dec 8, 2006

Object ID: 239805

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Overview

Rising to over 3200 ft., Monte Capanne is the tallest mountain on the Italian island of Elba. The top can be reached by foot or by cable car (cable car is a euphemism, as the "cars" are really giant bird cages of questionable safety).

 
Bird Cages
 


The trail to the top is about 8 miles and should take about 6 hours.

Please feel free to add info or pictures.

View from Summit #2
 
 
View on Way Up Mt. Capanne
 

Getting There

Monte Capanne can be reached from the town of Marciana, which is located on the Western end of Elba. There are many buses that travel around the island. Tickets are very cheap.  
Monte Capanne
 


Elba can be reached by ferry from Piombino Porto on the coast of Tuscany south of Livorno, to Porto Azzurro or Portoferraio . The ferry takes about 50 minutes.

There are two Ferry operators: Toremar (tel. 199-123-1990, or 565-31-100 in Piombino, 0565-918-080 in Portoferraio; www.toremar.it).  
Ferry to Elba
 


Piombino has direct train access from Florence and Rome.

Red Tape

The cost for the Birdcage cable cars is the only restriction
 
View From Summit
 

Camping

Camping is not permitted.

External Links

http://www.virtualelba.it/elba-island/itinerari/capanne.htm

History

Napoleon...need we say more.
 
Summit - Mt. Capanne
 

Images

Monte CapanneCapanne subsummitView from Summit #2View from Mt Capanne summitCapanneView From SummitBird Cages
View on Way Up Mt. CapanneFerry to ElbaSummit - Mt. Capanne