Elba Island

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 CampoLaconaProcchio 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 PadulellaCapo Bianco and Sansone; and finally we cannot fail to mention the wildest and most natural beaches such as the beach of TerraneraTopinetti 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 CorsicaPianosa 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. 

Resorts

The island is made up of eight small villages each with its own characteristics and all worth visiting: 

Portoferraio, the capital, is famous for its historic center full of history located just behind its dock, the citadel with its high walls was built by the Medici family, and also famous for having hosted the Emperor Napoleon during his exile. 

Porto Azzurro, with its square and its promenade is a real lounge on the sea, many clubs, bars, restaurants make it one of the most popular villages in the evening. 

Marina di Campo which develops behind its splendid sandy beach, also full of shops, pubs and restaurants where you can have fun and shop. 

Capoliveri is the town with the most beaches on the island, the quaint old town is made up of many alleys that lead to the very popular square. 

Marciana and Rio Nell'Elba are the oldest and most characteristic villages of the island in the hills,

The center of Marciana Marina is very characteristic on the sea.

Rio Marina which with its Cavo fraction is the ideal choice for those looking for quiet places to go on vacation. For more information visit the RESORTS section

How to get to the Island of Elba

The Island of Elba can be reached in 60 minutes from the nearby port of Piombino. From May to September ferries depart every half hour from Piombino to PortoferraioRio Marina and Cavo. For more information visit the HOW TO ARRIVE section on our site.

The Tuscan Archipelago

The Island of Elba is the pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago, which also includes the Island of Giglio, Capraia, Gorgona, Pianosa, Giannutri and the Island of Montecristo. Most of the small islands can be visited in one day with tours that depart every day from the ports of Marina di Campo, Portoferraio and Porto Azzurro.

The beaches of the Island of Elba

Among the most beautiful and popular beaches of the island we find: Cavoli, Marina di Campo, Fetovaia, Sansone, Capo Bianco, Biodola, Lacona, Procchio, Barabarca which are all very famous and well-equipped, will remain an indelible memory of your holidays on the island. of Elba. Also not to be missed are the more natural and wild beaches of the eastern side, made up of black and shiny sand, rich in minerals that characterizes all the beaches of the area that is called “the Shining Coast”. Fortunately, on the Island of Elba all the beaches are made up of a large part of a free and free area, although in the larger, more famous and popular areas there are areas equipped for renting umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers.

For more information visit the BEACHES section.

What to do on Elba Island

In addition to the beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba, you can do many sports, both in the water and on land. It is no coincidence that every year many events of mountain biking, trekking, marathons, trailrunning, triathlon etc. are held on the island, which thanks to its pristine sea also creates a splendid setting for the sports that take place inside the island. Throughout the territory there are many specialized diving centers to accompany you to discover the depths of the island. You can also go on excursions in surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats and real sailing or motor boats that you can rent in one of the many specialized centers present. And in the evening, the excellent cuisine will accompany you during your holiday, aperitifs by the sea at sunset, dinners based on fish or pizza accompanied by excellent typical wines. And finally, musical performances, strolls in the shopping streets and music among the various clubs will make your stay on the Island of Elba unforgettable.

For more information on the activities to be carried out on the island of elba, visit the SPORTS section.

Consorzio Servizi Albergatori soc. cooperativa Progetto “ PromoElba2019” co-finanziato dal POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020