Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, a group of islands situated in the middle of Tyrrhenian Sea. Other islands of the Archipelago are Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio, and Giannutri. Elba’s territory is a very complete mix of natural beauties. First of all, it consists of varied coasts, golden beaches and spectacular sea cliffs. On the other side, the inner part of the island is covered by a rich nature and hosts a mountain area. The highest top is Mount Capanne, 1018 metres above sea level, that is also the highest peak of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
The island has ancient origins. At the beginning it was inhabited by Ilvati, then was discovered by Greeks and invaded Etruscans, Carthaginians and Romans. The island is also historically famous because French Emperor Napoleon was exiled there in 1814. Today the Island of Elba is one of the major international tourist destinations, a perfect place for any type of vacation: family, couples, singles.
Elba offers the chance to enjoy many kinds of sport activities and entertainment, such as: snorkeling, scuba diving in the crystal waters, trips round the Island of Elba in sea Kayak and hiking along the beautiful trails of the National Park of Tuscan Archipelago. Going on vacation on Elba Island means to enjoy a crystal sea and uncontaminated nature. It also means to be fascinated by beautiful view, scents and flavors of a magical place, where any visitor can relax and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
There are several localities to visit on Elba island: Portoferraio, Palombaia, Portoazzurro, Rio Marina, Cavo and Marina di Campo, famous for its 2 kilometres long white beach. Each little town is a very pleasant place where tourists can enjoy typical Italian restaurants and wonderful natural landscapes. It is also recommended to visit cultural points of interest like the Linguella Museum of Archaeology, the Museum of Mercy, the Foresiana Municipal Gallery and the International Art Center. One more chance during the holidays on Elba is to go visiting some of the closer islands, for example Giglio Island and Capraia: there are many Elba offers to take a boat for a one day trip. The tourist facilities of Elba include hotels, residences, villas, apartments and other kinds of accommodations, to satisfy tourists’ different needs.