Just 10 km from the coast, Elba is, for its size, the third Italian island.
Since 1996, together with Pianosa, Montecristo, Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri and Gorgona it is part of the enchanting Natural Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Renowned for its beaches and clear blue sea, Elba, with its 147 km of coastline and 224 square kilometers of extension, presents a multitude of different landscapes.
The coast at times smooth and low, sometimes steep and jagged offers more than 70 beaches between small unspoilt coves accessible only by foot or by sea, granite rocks dishes, white pebble beaches, bays of clear and fine sand, large equipped beaches.
The interior, dominated by Monte Capanne (m. 1019) and Monte Perone, is dotted with small and ancient villages surrounded by lush greenery, ideal for those who love the simple nature walks or more challenging hikes.
The Island of Elba, thanks to the favorable climate, is green in all periods of the year. Everywhere there is the fragrant Mediterranean scrub and forests of oak and chestnut; among different animal species you can find the booted eagle, kestrel, cormorant and the kingfisher and among marine mammals is not uncommon to encounter different types of whale and the common dolphin.
Elbe has about 35,000 inhabitants and is divided into eight municipalities: Portoferraio, Campo nell'Elba, Porto Azzurro, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Capoliveri, Rio Marina and Rio nell'Elba, each with its own peculiarities and points of interest, rich of history, but also modern attractions for tourists.
You'll be fascinated by our welcoming on Elba, good food and local products such as wines, olive oil and honey.
If you love sea, mountains with amazing landscapes, practising sports, discovering wild places and small towns rich of history, shopping, good food and fine wines ... for a holiday of relaxation and fun, Elba is the perfect location!
Ask our reception, we are always available to provide information and to book the activities you prefer, for free.
In all the major towns of the island you can find equipped centers for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, diving, hiking, biking.
Do not miss the competition of ELBA MAN Triathlon to be held on the island on 29th September, with arrival and departure from Marina di Campo.
Among the many routes to discover the nature of Elba there are: the Path of Rosmarini (loc. Marina di Campo), Path of Enfola (loc. Enfola), the Path of Health (from Procchio Biodola), The Ways of Granite (San Piero), the Path of the Butterflies (loc. Perone), Costa dei Gabbiani (loc. Capoliveri)
MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC PLACES
Napoleonic residences (Villa dei Mulini and San Martino), Medicean Walls of Portoferraio, Volterraio Castle, Tower of San Giovanni, the Fortress Marciana Alta, The old Washing of Rio nell'Elba, Hermitage of Santa Caterina with adjoining botanical garden, Hermitage of San Cerbone , Our Lady of Montserrat, Madonna del Monte, San Piero Mineralogical Museum, Museum of the Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Particularly interesting trips to Punta Calamita, Costa del Sol, the wreck Ogliera rock, island tour. Do not miss the excursion to the island of Pianosa.
Among the many festivals made during the summer, the following are particularly suggestive: San Gaetano 7th August in Marina di Campo, Santa Chiara 12.08 in Marciana Marina, The Legend of the Lover (Innamorata) 14.07 in Capoliveri.
... AND MORE
Elba Aquarium, Cableway of Monte Capanne, Pit Ginevro, Mines of Rio Marina with train, excursions "A step with the donky", cinema, go kart, and inflatable amusement parks ...
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