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Monte Capanne

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Address: Marciana, Elba Island, Italy
Activities: Hiking, Moped riding
Description: A two-hour climb up the highest peak on Elba Island, Monte Capanne...
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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amazing view above the whole island

The top of Monte Capanne can easiliy be arrived with the cable car. You have to stand in a small open cabinet for max. two persons where you feel a little bit like you're standing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The top of Monte Capanne can easiliy be arrived with the cable car. You have to stand in a small open cabinet for max. two persons where you feel a little bit like you're standing in a birdcage, but it's a nice experience using this way for transportation. On the top of the Monte Capanne (the highest point of Elba)... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I really enjoyed ride on a bird-cage gondola! It is like slow attraction in a fun park! But this one is real - it gets you 1000 m high so you can enjoy thw bes view on the island in 20 minutes.It must be special in autmn, when the arbutus fruit is getteing red. I've seen so many trees among... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fantastic views.. riding aboard the birdcage gondola, if you have a fear of heights this would not be for you. The gondola takes you to the top of the mountain overlooking all of the island.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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WGC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 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
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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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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Address: Address: Marciana, Elba Island, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Elba Island  >  Marciana

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