Portoferraio, Elba island, Italy (Photo: Balate Dorin/Shutterstock)
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Port of Portoferraio

Approaching Portoferraio, in Italy's Livorno province, visitors are greeted by a strikingly beautiful landscape of red clay roofs, luscious green hills and expansive blue waters. There are several beaches in the city from which you can simply enjoy a day wading in the water and sunning or for those who prefer a more active day, sailing, snorkeling or diving. But the city also boasts a number of historically and culturally significant sights to explore including churches, monuments and museums.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

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About Portoferraio


Pro

Portoferraio is Elba island's largest city and it's full of historically significant sights and landmarks

Con

The city's terrain can be a little difficult to traverse on foot, so be sure to wear proper shoes

Bottom Line

Portoferraio offers a fascinating cultural experience for travelers visiting Tuscany


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