The largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba
offers its visitors great natural beauty from the rocky interior that
gradually gives way to shimmering coves around the shore. Here the sea
is crystal clear and the many splendid beaches vary between sand and
pebble. Nearly all the beaches have excellent facilities and water
sports enthusiast are particularly well catered for.
The resorts on Elba are quite small, picturesque and
unspoilt, nightlife is very limited although there are plenty of
trattorias and restaurants, open air cafes where you can enjoy the Elba
You can reach the Island of Elba travelling by the
regular ferry boats that leave from Piombino, with the possibility to
sail with your car. The rate of the ferries varies according to the
season and the passage lasts about 50 minutes, with the arrival on the
island at Portoferraio, or Porto Azzurro and Rio Marina. You can also
use the hydrofoils for the quick connections, that allow you to get in
Portoferraio in 30 minutes.