A paradise just an hour away from the Tuscan coast
The island of Elba is not just beautiful beaches and a blue sea, but it is much more. The largest island of the Tuscan archipelago, surrounded by greenery and surrounded by the splendid blue sea, is the ideal destination for your holidays, whether you love beaches, nature, trails and good island, Tuscan and Italian cuisine. Its coasts offer very beautiful and varied bays, from the classic sandy beaches such as the beaches of Marina di Campo, Lacona, Procchio and Biodola, also ideal for families with children, to those of small and smooth pebbles like the coast of Portoferraio with its characteristic white beaches such as Padulella, Capo Bianco and Sansone; and finally we cannot fail to mention the wildest and most natural beaches such as the beach of Terranera, Topinetti or Cala Seregola made up of black and shiny sand, rich in minerals.
In addition to its coasts, however, on the Island of Elba there is a whole hinterland to discover, even with only 223 square kilometers of surface the island is very rich in attractions to do and see, many paths to walk, especially in the western slope at the foot of Monte Capanne. With its 1019 meters it is the highest peak of the islands of the Tuscan archipelago and from which you can admire the rest of the island. On clear days you can see the sea as far as nearby Corsica, Pianosa and Capraia. The summit of Monte Capanne can be reached both with the equipped paths and with a comfortable cable car which in about 20 minutes will take you to the top where you will find a small refuge waiting for you with a panoramic terrace where you can sip a high altitude coffee or a classic Italian ice cream. Another area full of trails suitable for both trekking and mountain biking is the promontory of Monte Calamita in Capoliveri which annually hosts the Legend Cup, one of the most important MTB races where many athletes from all over the world participate. The Island of Elba out of season is ideal for those who love walking among nature taking advantage of the mild and temperate climate of the sea with temperatures often higher than the rest of Italy.