Poggio is a fraction of the municipality of Marciana, on the island of Elba, located at 330 meters above sea level on a buttress of Monte Capanne and overlooking the Ligurian Sea, it was the site of a meteorological station.
In 1814 Poggio was often visited by Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on Elba. The town was visited by the painter Telemaco Signorini who immortalized it on numerous canvases. Based on a project by the architect Adolfo Coppedè, a large villa was built for the honorable Pilade Del Buono.
Starting from 1946 Poggio became an international holiday resort; among the guests were Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo and Giorgio De Chirico.
This village that has preserved its medieval aspect, surrounded by holm oak and chestnut woods. Flowers everywhere, silence broken by some voices that seem to keep the visitors company who are enchanted by the beauty of this corner of Elba.
Not far from the inhabited center is the spring of mineral water with healing properties called "Napoleon's Spring" because it was also appreciated by the emperor during his stay on Elba.
This water is very suitable in the treatment of uricemia and stones and although the official recognition of the healing properties took place at the end of the 1940s, they had already been known for centuries.
Today, although there is a bottling plant, it is still possible to freely take water from a nearby fountain or quench your thirst during the dream that you experience while walking through Poggio.
Monte Capanne is the highest mountain on the Island of Elba and in the province of Livorno. Located in the western part of the island, it reaches a height of 1019 meters above sea level.
Excursions to Monte Capanne are possible on foot or by cableway which is located just outside the town and offers a fantastic panoramic view of the whole island, the Tuscan coast and Corsica.
The whole area is rich in vineyards from which excellent wine is produced.
The Trattoria da Luigi is located among fruit trees, chestnuts and maritime pines.
Pinella, wife of Luigi, is the only cook and her experience and passion has allowed the restaurant to always offer over the years a typically Tuscan and unique cuisine, rich in variety and choice: from different tasty appetizers, to exquisite first courses, pasta and gnocchi are homemade.