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Monte Capanne

Marciana, Elba Island, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Marciana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Moped riding, Hiking
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Owner description: A two-hour climb up the highest peak on Elba Island, Monte Capanne, provides hikers with a panoramic view of the mainland of Italy and the islands of Corsica, Capraia, Pianosa and Monte Cristo.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The chairlift is a small basket which can hold just 2 people. It starts off quite gently through the chestnut trees, then turns, and you're hanging above the slopes of the mountain. Spectacular views as you climb, over Marciana, Marciana Marina and Poggio. When you reach the top, you can climb a bit more on a rough path, right up... More

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Payson, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A "Must Do" when visiting Elba Island. Take the "chairlift" where two people ride together standing up in a "bird cage" for 20 minutes to the top of Mount Capanne. The views are spectacular. A not miss!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Travel in a snug open to the elements cage to the top of the mountain. Well worth the 20 minute trip. Fantastic views all the way. Small bar and terrace at the top overlooking a view to die for. Enjoy a drink and snack. The 360 degree at the top is breath taking. Go on a clear day though. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Did a dance on the helipad! It's got to be done! Quite expensive though. Sat and absorbed the scenery from the top in the cafe. Get there early before the crowds arrive.

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Florence, Italy
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336 reviews 336 reviews
99 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Geologists (but also the common travelers, with a bit of attention) immediately recognize the nature of the "Monte Capanne": it's a granite dome (the correct geological term is "pluto"), which with its rounded shape strongly characterizes not only the heights of the Western Elba, but also its coasts. From the granite's nature, an hard rock, and therefore resistant to weathering,... More

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Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The most amazing view on the island & original way to go up. Magic experience! Go in the morning less people.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't go with sandles! Love the yellow gondolas going up. Amazing view all over the island and the neighboring islands.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Went up the cable car with kids. Not for faint hearted! You have to jump into little cages and stand up as you go up the mountain. It looks fairly bizarre as you pass other people in their little canary cages. Although it is (and feels) perfectly safe, if you don't like heights this is probably not for you. For... More

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Keerbergen, Brabant, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We went up by foot and down using the cabinovia. If you are planning to go by foot make sure you leave early when it's still a bit cool => cooler during the climb and there will be some place to sit down in the shade when you reach the top! Only the first part of the climb has got... More

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Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Go there only in a good weather and clear sky and you'll enjoy a fantastic view over the whole island. You can take the lifts from Marciana and use the free parking lot available at the base station.

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