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Tuscan Archipelago >> ART and CULTURE
 
MUSEUMS
Portoferraio: The old storing rooms of the Linguella rooms host the Archaeological Museum of Linguella since 1988. Archaeological remains from the VIII century B.C to the V century A.C. are preserved here in a topographic order. Some remains from Roman wreckages which sank in front of Pomonte, Montecristo and Chiessi stand out among the objects exposed.
From the Prehistory to the Romans
From the Middle Ages to the Medici Family
From the Medici Family to Napoleon
From Napoleon till Today
Underwater archaeology
Rio nell'Elba: The Mineral Museum features more than 700 samples from the private collection of Alfredo Ricci, to whom the Museum is dedicated. A complete sample of the "open air mineral museum" which the island of Elba is, fascinating and of scientific importance, Guided tours to the old iron mines can be organised on request.
Rio Marina:The Town Hall hosts the Elban Mineral Museum, "the Gennai Tonietti Collection", from the 60's. The miners have collected more than 1000 samples of minerals and stones and organised them according to the site where they were found. During some months of the year you are able to visit some of the strip mines that abound in quartz, pyrite and hematite.
Campo nell'Elba: The premises of a disco is now an aquarium that features the flora and the fauna of Elba. More than 1000 examples, 180 different species, live in 34 basins and makes it the biggest marine aquarium in Europe. The aquarium also hosts the Animal Museum that holds 250 examples of 170 different species.
Marciana: The Archaeological Museum is located in the Palazzo Pretorio which hosts objects from the Palaeolithic period to the Roman era. One room is dedicated to the marine archaeology and features Roman amphorae from the imperial Roman wreckages that sank along the gulf of Procchio.

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