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Santuario della Madonna del Monte

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Via dei Monti, Marciana, Elba Island Italy
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Guided Cycle Tour by E-Bike on the Island of Elba

GUIDED EXCURSIONS INSIDE THE RIO MARINA MINING PARK<br>For this experience with an expert local guide, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the area and its naturalistic, landscape and cultural peculiarities in complete tranquility.<br>Together with the guide you will be able to customize the route based on your physical preparation and your passions and curiosities.<br>Below are the stages of the guided cycling tour departing from Rio Marina in the direction of loc. Capo Pero, (20min) up to the climb to the first quarry of the mining park (20min) where we will make a stop at the first quarry (20min), restart towards the characteristic Red Lake or Laghetto delle Conche (15min) and stop for photo shooting (30min) ), ride towards Valle Giove (25min) and descent towards the Cantiere del Bacino (20min) and then take the road back to Rio Marina up to the characteristic Torrione del Porto (15min) and then return to the starting waypoint (20min).
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Xenia_Serene wrote a review Oct 2017
Moscow, Russia497 contributions83 helpful votes
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The path to the Church is quite tough, but still you enjoy it due to spectacular views opening to you on the road. When you finally reach the location, you get amazed how breezy the air is: a forest surrounding the Church and tiny springs refresh you and you just don’t want to leave. With nobody around, you feel secluded. So cozy, so home-like – and you begin to understand why Napoleon was in love with this place: ''…Napoleon would spend days on end at the Madonna del Monte hermitage, high up on the hills, reminiscing about his native Corsica. From up there, Bastia seems so near that you feel you can almost touch it…''
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Date of experience: July 2017
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boaster wrote a review Sep 2017
horsham1466 contributions285 helpful votes
The hike to the sanctuary is not to see the sanctuary but admire the views which are spectacular. It is well signposted from Marciana - signed within the town towards the route then upwards. From the town it's about 45 mins. It could be shorter or longer depending on fitness and how long you take to admire the views. Many people don't walk beyond the church but this is the best! With uninterupted views for 180 degrees. Beautiful! The path is steep and broken up cobble stones. Wear comfortable boots/trainers
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Date of experience: September 2017
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wim s wrote a review Oct 2015
Ede, The Netherlands58 contributions11 helpful votes
In Marciana Alta was the nearest pharmacy so we also visited the church with beautiful ceiling paintings from around 1650-1700
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Daccy77 wrote a review Jul 2015
Warsaw, Poland14 contributions4 helpful votes
The walk up to the sanctuary is mostly shaded by trees, which is very nice during the warm summer days. The sanctuary itself is quite nice, but it's the walk there that's the bigger attraction. Outside the church there is a small fountain with water to cool down. I would strongly recommend to continue the path a few minutes beyond the sanctuary for some very nice views of the sea and coast. They say in clear weather you can see Corsica from there, as Napoleon is said to have liked.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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ArezzoNM wrote a review Jul 2014
Albuquerque, NM114 contributions74 helpful votes
The views are spectacular on this hike to the Sanctuary. and there are interesting rock formations. The church at the top is lovely.. It is a "hike" as even though there is a "road" as the road is an ancient one and made of irregular paving stones so it is rarely smooth and has some steep places. Don't wear loose sandals or flip flops! . It took us much longer than the "45" minutes the guidebook said. Try to go early in the day before it gets too hot and bring water! (You can refill your bottle at the Sanctuary) Be sure you start on the path with the 14 stations of the cross, at station #1. Don't make the mistake we did as we missed the sign and went up a long distance on an asphalt road heading out of the town. The entrance to the path is actually really close to the top of the town.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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