Fascinating history, beautiful nature
Capraia is a pretty village perched high on a hilltop around one kilometre from the port. The old town centre is well-preserved, quaint and picturesque with its narrow lanes and the roads leading down from the Fortezza di San Giorgio towards the lighthouse at Punta Ferraione. Even today, the village of Capraia evokes a bygone atmosphere: the 16th century castle and 11th century fortress of San Giorgio give Capraia town an old-world feel, saturated with its fascinating history.
Venturing inland, there are plenty of paths leading off from the village towards freshwater springs and a small lake; the latter is a striking body of water that resembles a swimming pool set into the crater of an extinct volcano. It is home to lots of birds and some rare botanical species. There’s an easy walk from the village up to the “Bellavista”, a belvedere overlooking the sea, facing the island of Elba.
Port of Capraia
Capraia’s port is a marina that can accommodate around 60 vessels, with a depth of up to 4 metres. Its facilities include water, electric power, refuelling and more. In high season we recommend booking a berth or mooring in advance to be sure to find a spot.
The marina lies within the largest bay on the island of Capraia, nearby the lighthouse at Punta del Ferraione. The port is the lively hub of the island; it has several restaurants, bars and local shops. Here you can savour fresh fish and excellent local wine. From the harbour, the town centre is reached via the main road (around 1km) or by following the old route (follow signs for “Vecchia strada”), an old muletrack with panoramic views.
Mooring field at Capraia
In the summer months there is a very well-equipped mooring field just outside the port entrance. Call the Marina to find out availability.
Anchorage in the bay of Capraia
Anchorage is available outside the tourist port, in the spots indicated. Depths are around 10-20 metres. The sea bottom is sand and seaweed and ensures a firm hold.