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Monte Capanne

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Address: Marciana, Elba Island, Italy
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+39 0565 901020

A two-hour climb up the highest peak on Elba Island, Monte Capanne,...

A two-hour climb up the highest peak on Elba Island, Monte Capanne, provides hikers with a panoramic view of the mainland of Italy and the islands of Corsica, Capraia, Pianosa and Monte Cristo.

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beautiful view, great adventure

Going up the mountain in a cable cage is great adventure like a scene taking form the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. The view is beautiful and u can c a lot of the bay . u can go... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Peretz B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Going up the mountain in a cable cage is great adventure like a scene taking form the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. The view is beautiful and u can c a lot of the bay . u can go up one way by cable and go down by foot 4 km 2 hr walk prices for Oct 2016 round trip... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is the most exciting thing to do on Elba Island. A couple in our group are scared to death of heights, but after seeing the lift in person, decided to do it and never regretted the decision. Spectacular views of the island from atop Mt Capanne. Do the Cafe as well. Great cappuccino and the cheapest I purchased while... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

When I first saw the picture of the cable car, I thought not for me. But when we got the bus here, I thought, well now that I am here, seems a shame not to go for it. It certainly was an experience, small open cages, which you get on quickly as they slow down, the half door is shut... More 

Thank Yvonnedate
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The cable car is somewhat different (standing up in steel cages), the bus to the station goes only every hour but the view from the top is really fantastic. Take notice though that the cable car "rests" between 13:00 and 14:20 so you can get stuck at the top for an extra hour as we were...

Thank Mike O
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have seen a presentation brochure while visiting Fort Falcon and we had a little bit of debate in our family about the safety of the "bird cage" seen in the pictures. Of course, we checked it on tripadvisor.com and finally we reluctantly decided to give it a try. What followed was an excellent experience: the single tricky part was... More 

Thank Decebal
Siena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Reaching the top of the mount is either possible hiking or using a cableway from Marciana. The view on the island and the Tuscan archipelago is spectacular. Maybe a little bit expensive so better to go hiking!

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Padua, Veneto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Nice hiking experience! The hiking trail from Marciana alta can be done in about 1h30min if you are an experienced hiker, an - say - two hours if you walk at a more leisurly pace. A bit hard at the end, but you are close to the peak at that point! :)) People managing the bar upthere are nice and... More 

Thank Efrem C
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The trip to Monte Capanne is really nice. The lift to the top of the mountain is quite remarkable, it feels a standing in a bird cage going up. The view from the mountain is amazing and if there are no clouds, you can see every part of the island, from Portoferraio to Chiessi and from Marciana Marina to Marina... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Taking the lift up Mt Capanne was a truly great experience for us and our kids (4,6) - they really enjoyed it!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

You can get to this lovely visitor attraction on the public bus and it's definitely worth doing. Although other people have said that you need to be quick getting in and out of the lift baskets I felt that the operators have a little bit of flexibility and can slow it down marginally when children or oldies like us are... More 

Thank Jackie S

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