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The Villa delle Grotte is one of the archaeological remains of the Roman era on the island. The Roman Villa delle Grotte is located on the headland in front of Portoferraio. Both the decorative building material that show the origin of the villa to...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Strada Provinciale Per Porto Azzurro, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
Shame on you, Elba! This place is a gem! It should be conserved and accessible but it is completly abandoned. We entered anyway, with all the respect to archeological site. And I can confirm that the location, the view, the villa's ruins and the terrace...More
We went to Villa Romana delle Grotte excited to see the ruins. We went on a saturday at 12:00, but the whole area was closed off by a heavy iron gate without explanation. We looked for signs with opening hours without luck. The gate and...More
Skip the bad museum and save your money. If it's open when you go, only go for the free view. Museum has lots of the same vase with only Italian explanations, which don't even explain much. Outside, things are very run down and there is...More
A wonderful Roman villa of the 1st century After Christ close to the town of Portoferraio. I though about the beauty of this villa in the Augustus era with its chorister (peristilium) , its pools (implivium), its wellness portion (calidarium and frigidarium). Nowadays, Romans may...More