Picturesquely located on the spurs of green soft mountains, the town of Portoferraio attracts tourists with both its amazing beaches and the crowning fortress of the Medici era.
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"Port of Iron", as the name of the resort is translated from the Italian, was founded in 1548 by the Grand Duke of Tuscan Cosimo I Medici for a defensive purpose. The impregnable fortress on the mountain was designed to protect the Duke's large territories on the mainland.
The city's beautifully preserved historic center is as much a reason for visiting Portoferraio as its beautiful coastline. It is especially pleasant after a walk through the narrow shady streets of the town to go to the Republic Square or Piazza Cavour, drink a glass of wine, and slowly carry your body to the cool waters of the Mediterranean Sea with languid bliss. In Portoferraio, everything has to be done slowly and tastefully.