SEIF @ Velespiegate

Friday 10.00 a.m

Crocetta Beach, Marciana Marina

Beach cleaning and awareness-raising activities on marine pollution by Legambiente.


Navigare Oltre I Limiti (Sailing Beyond Limits) - An experience with Marco Rossato on board the ship Tornavento

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30 a.m

Marciana Marina Sailing Club

Discover the innovative Tornavento, an inclusive sailing experience offered by the Timonieri Sbandati (Unhinged Helmsmen)! This boat is not just designed for people with special needs, but it is truly conceived for universal comfort. Just forget about traditional engine-powered boats; Tornavento combines the magic of sailing with the eco-friendly technology of an electric engine. Our passion for the sea steers us towards increasingly sustainable choices, sourcing environmentally friendly materials to reduce our environmental footprint every year. Tornavento is the ideal place for energetic children, people facing mobility impairments - whether they need wheelchairs, canes or crutches - and also for elderly people seeking comfort and security. Once on board, all barriers dissolve: not only the physical ones, but also the mental ones! Join us for an experience that goes beyond sailing, embracing inclusion, adventure and respect for nature.


"LegginBarca" FRONTEMARE - Along Tuscany and its Archipelago. Readings from Massimo di Canino's book together with the author on board the sailing boat Mary Bird VII.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Marciana Marina Harbour

Upon booking, it will be possible to join the initiative (free of charge) and board the sailing boat Mary Bird VII, the two-masted boat on which the author wrote the book containing many stories of extraordinary and yet ordinary people. After visiting the sailing ship, participants will be able to linger on board to read some of the most significant passages from the book, together with the author, who will recount anecdotes and curiosities concerning the long cruise that, mile after mile, brought FRONTEMARE to life.


SEIF 4 Kids - Discovering Cetaceans

Friday 3 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Scali Mazzini, Marciana Marina

Educational workshops (for children aged 5-12) offered by the Tuscan Archipelago National Park in gazebos located along the Marciana Marina seafront and dedicated to whales.


SEIF 4 Kids - folk dance workshop by Viola Centi

Saturday 10 a.m.

Scali Mazzini, Marciana Marina

Folk dance workshop organised by Viola Centi.


SEIF under the sea: free diving experience sponsored by SEIF

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3.30 p.m.

Elbadiving, Via Aldo Moro, 42, Marciana Marina

The experience takes place at Elbadiving in Marciana Marina and will engage participants for approximately 2 hours. An instructor will guide them through this wonderful adventure at the 'Fenicia' beach, after a thorough briefing where the basic rules of diving will be explained; equipment and SSI registration are included.


Discovering the Timonieri Sbandati (Unhinged Helmsmen)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4.30 p.m.

Marciana Marina Sailing Club

Visit on board the boat and presentation by Marco Rossato. An inclusive nautical experience offered by the Timonieri Sbandati! Besides the morning experience at 10 a.m., in the afternoon - from 4.30 p.m. onwards - you can come on board to meet the Timonieri Sbandati, who will talk about their experiences and give you a glimpse of how their special boat works.


Exhibition "IL RESPIRO DEL MARE - Le meraviglie del Santuario Pelagos" - ("THE BREATH OF THE SEA - The Wonders of the Pelagos Sanctuary")

Opening, Friday 5 p.m.

Opening hours: Friday 9 p.m. - 12 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 12 p.m.

Scali Mazzini, Marciana Marina seafront

This exhibition is presented by the Park Guides and is dedicated to the wonder of cetaceans. It will remain open during the days dedicated to SEIF and will be hosted for a few more days by the Marciana Marina Municipality, before being transferred to the Park's CEA in Lacona, where it will continue for the entire summer season.

Discovering the Via dell'Essenza

Sunday 9.30 a.m.

Fenicia Beach, Marciana Marina

Discovering the Via dell'Essenza, a collaboration between the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation and the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. A walk along a part of the route together with some guides from PNAT - Tuscan Archipelago National Park.


Friday 28th June:

6 p.m. - 7 p. m. - Presentation and institutional greetings SEIF 2024


Fabio Murzi, Chairman of the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation
Norman Larocca, Director of the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation
Rossella Muroni, Scientific Director of SEIF Festival
Giampiero Sammuri, Chairman of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park
Mare Vivo (video)



Chiara Giallonardo, RAI Isoradio journalist

The Pelagos Agreement aims to promote, among the three signatory countries (Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco), harmonised concerted actions for the protection of marine mammals and their habitats against all causes of disturbance such as pollution, noise, accidental capture and injury, disturbance. The Pelagos Sanctuary is the only international marine area dedicated to the protection of marine mammals and their habitats in the Mediterranean Sea.

Giampiero Sammuri, Chairman of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park
Costanza Favilli, Executive Secretary of the Pelagos International Agreement
Silvia Sartori, Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security
Giulia Mo, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Monia Monni, Environment Councillor Tuscany Region


SEIF rewards commitment to the sea: the Festival will award those who distinguished themselves in 2023 with a project dedicated to environmental or social sustainability.

The award is presented by Stefano Baccelli, Councillor for Infrastructure, Mobility and Territorial Governance Tuscany Region - Regional Council.

9:30 P.M. - Viola Centi performance "Canti e cunti di mari erranti"

After the centenary of Italo Calvino, the Mediterranean Theatre returns to its origins. An unprecedented, engaging and interactive show where the audience chooses how to proceed and what course the story should take.

A group of performers has to leave for an island where they will have to perform. What if the sea is stormy? What if these artists get stranded in their boat? How would they proceed on their journey without being able to move forward?

A book with a faded cover and torn pages, a book that speaks the dialects of our peninsula, the archetypes of Italic cultures, the legends imprinted in the gravel of the roads that connect Naples to Taranto, Livorno to Turin or even Palermo to Reggio Emilia.

On stage a table with scents, colours and essences linked to the chosen places and regions. It will be up to the audience to taste, recognise and choose which territory to immerse themselves in, which musical and choreographic tradition to discover.


6 P.M. - 7.30 P.M. - 20th Anniversary of The Phoenicians' Route

The Phoenicians' Route refers to the connection of the major nautical routes that, from the 12th century B.C., were used by the Phoenicians as fundamental trade and cultural communication routes in the Mediterranean. Through these routes, the Phoenicians, ingenious sailors and merchants, gave rise to a great civilisation, in some ways still little known, which established itself through expansion to the West, generating intense exchanges of artefacts, men and ideas, and contributing in antiquity to the creation of a Mediterranean cultural 'commonality' koiné and the circularity of this culture.

2003 - 2023 Twenty Years of the Phoenicians' Route

The Phoenicians' Route is the sixth itinerary recognised by the Council of Europe, within the Programme of the same name launched in 1987. It is therefore one of the oldest and has had its certification renewed seven times to date, demonstrating a great European and Mediterranean spirit, the commitment of hundreds of people working within the member organisations of the Route and the organisations that support it, working day after day to enhance their territories through the cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, that we have inherited from the generations that have followed one another in over 4000 years of history.

The Phoenicians' Route will stop at SEIF 2024 finding in the theme of 'Connections' and the sea as a sharing element symmetry of vision.


Diana de Marsanich, Journalist for F Magazine and Natural Style


video "Il patrimonio sommerso. Un museo sul fondo del mare"
Antonio Barone, Director The Phoenicians' Route
Eugenio Farioli Vecchioli, RAI Storia Author and Director
Luca Peyronel, Scientific Advisor and Archaeologist
Valentina Anselmi, SMART Network Director - Tuscan Archipelago Museum System
Marino Garfagnoli, Director Tour Operator Viaggi del Genio
Fabio Viola, Game Designer

video app game "A Whale's Journey" dedicated to the whale named Giuliana

7:30 P.M. - UNESCO Blue Schools

intervention Tuscan Archipelago National Park

Ana Vitória Tereza de Magalhães (Ocean Literacy, IOC Project Office)

The European Blue Schools network is an initiative of the European Commission, promoted by IOC/UNESCO, which aims to involve schools, teachers, students and pupils in Ocean Literacy programmes through the development of educational projects and the inclusion of marine themes in the school curriculum. With these objectives in mind, all the schools of all levels on the Island of Elba embarked on a journey that brought the themes of the sea to the school benches, making students, students, families and teachers understand how we all depend on the ocean and how our actions have a strong impact on it. At SEIF 2024, the results of this journey where we will discover whether teachers, students and students themselves have become agents of change and promoters of ocean and sea sustainability.

9:30 P.M. - Concert Karima "Bacharach Forever"

Karima, a refined performer also known to the general public for her participation in various television programmes including Amici (where she won the Critics' Prize), Tale e quale show, the Sanremo Festival and successful musicals, will take part in SEIF 2024 by presenting to the public a tribute to the world-famous composer Burt Bacharach, 'Bacharach Forever'


9:30 P.M. - "Piccola filosofia del mare tra note e parole"

Concert of music on the piano by Paul R. Cuddle accompanied by the reading of passages from philosophy and literature of the sea by Arianna Brandolini. The words, accompanying the notes, are taken from the books "I sensi del mare" and "Racconti di Mare" produced by Acqua dell'Elba.

The music is original by pianist Paul R. Cuddle produced by Maestro Vince Tempera.