Cabinovia Monte Capanne – Marciana, Italy - Atlas Obscura
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Marciana, Italy

Cabinovia Monte Capanne

Take a giant yellow bird cage to the top of Elba's highest mountain. 

Riding the “cabinovina,” or cable car, to the top of Monte Capanne is a unique experience, though not for the faint-hearted. Standing in what’s essentially a giant open yellow bird cage, guests ride two by two first through the forest, and then climbing above the tree line to the top of Monte Capanne, the highest mountain on the Italian island of Elba in Tuscany.

Once at the summit, you can see as far as Corsica on a clear day, and take in 360-degree views of mainland Tuscany, the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean, and other islands in the Tuscan archipelago. To top it off, there’s bar where you can grab a beer brewed using the island’s natural spring water. If you have any energy to burn, you can climb the last few steps to the very peak.

Know Before You Go

Opening hours: Daily 10am - 5pm April, May, June and October. 10am - 5.30pm July, August and September. Closed for lunch between 1pm - 2.30pm.

Prices: €18