Surrounded by its light blue sea, as blue as its azurite, with its white sandy beaches like chalk, Elba is a treasure trove full of precious stones found in the Mediterranean Sea.
You will spend a day as a Geologist, looking for the most ancient stones on the island. You will go through an ancient mine cave, which is part of Unesco Heritage, where Magnetite was dug.
Beside the geological experience, you will not miss the chance to practice how to light up a fire with flint stones.
- those who love trekking
- passionate about mineralogy
Why choose it:
- to explore a small island with the largest concentration and variety of minerals
- you want to visit an old mine of minerals
- you wish to learn the technique of lighting a fire using flintstones
Price per person
- Tour guide full day
- Entrance fee to the mines
- Flintstones fire lighting lab
- Foraday Assistance
- Comfortable trekking shoes
- Long trousers
- Comfortable clothing
- Spare T-shirt
- Drinking water
I am not sure of what came first on my life story: if the passion for minerals and then the love for the place where I was born and grew, or vice versa...
Testimonials of them who have tried
My group of friends have visited Italy 3 times. We met Alessandro from Foraday on our 2nd trip. His friendliness and expertise of his territory is amazing. This last visit we even cooked a gourmet meal in the hot sands of an active volcano. It was a truly authentic, hands-on experience you can only get on the Italian volcanic islands. Alessandro orchestrated this logistically intense day flawlessly. If you want an unforgettable experience that is beyond unique then you need to hook up with Alessandro and Foraday Unique Travel Experiences.