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Elba >> Rio nell'Elba
 
  The Beaches
Rio nell'Elbas' history is signed by continuous attacks, destruction and stubborn, tenacious reconstruction-work by its inhabitants. It is a small village that raises 170 meters above sea-level and that still preserves a medieval aspect with its narrow alleys, tiny squares and flowery balconies. It was erected in the 11:th century and fortified by the Pisans in the 12:th and then razed to the ground by the pirate Barbarossa in 1534 and subsequently fortified by the Appianies. It is the mining heart of Elba and the center of mining activities. Many shops still sell minerals to collectors.
The Mining Museum, inevitable while at Rio nell'Elba, is made up of about 700 samples from the Alfredo Ricci collection, mostly deriving from Mount Capanne and from the eastern slope of the island. At the end of the village you find the only public wash-house on Elba, excavated in the stones on the inside of a moderate building, illuminated by big windows. The fortress del Volteraio, that towers on the homonymous peak, the Sanctuary dedicated to Santa Caterina di Alessandria, the del Giogo Fortress from where you can enjoy a superb view and Rovine di Grassera, are all worth a visit and are located in the immediate vicinity of Rio nell'Elba.

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