Island of Elba


Seccheto is a seaside resort in the municipality of Campo nell’Elba, located between the renowned beaches of Cavoli and Fetovaia. The beach of Seccheto, about 150 meters long, is characterized by granular sand of granitic nature. It is known for its friendly and peaceful atmosphere and is particularly suitable for families.

The beach is freely accessible, partly occupied by a bar that also offers sun lounger and umbrella rental services and surveillance and safety for bathers. All around, the smooth granite cliffs are a sought-after destination for sunbathers and tranquility lovers. To the east of the beach, towards Cavoli, there are flat cliffs called “Le Conche“, while to the west, towards Fetovaia, there is the cliff “Le Piscine“, a series of pools that fill with seawater at high tide.

In Seccheto, there are various types of commercial activities: grocery stores with fruits and vegetables, bakeries, pharmacies, tobacco and newspaper shops, ATMs, beach items, bars, restaurants, and a pizzeria.

Origin of the name “Seccheto”

The origin of the name is controversial: according to some hypotheses, it derives from ancient drying agricultural activities; according to other hypotheses, referring to the granite quarries in the area, the name would derive from the Latin adjective “secatum”, which means cut. But there is also a more amusing hypothesis that arises from an episode involving a donkey accompanied by its owner. The donkey during the journey from Sant’Andrea to Seccheto did nothing but bray, stopping only upon arrival in the village. The farmer, annoyed by the animal’s behavior, exclaimed, “Oh! Finally, it’s quiet” (finally, it’s silent).

A bit of history

The Seccheto area boasts an ultra-millennial history. In fact, there are historical evidences ranging from megalithic sites to tumulus tombs and menhirs. All this before the Etruscans arrived to use and enhance Elban granite and before the Romans used granite for their grandiose constructions such as the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Such evidences are still visible to those who trek the hiking trails throughout the area.