Elba Island

Elba is a unique resort of its kind, able to offer a rich and varied offer in just a few kilometers: from the seabed, a true paradise for divers, to the mountains surrounded by centuries-old forests, by the beaches and coves framed by the Mediterranean Sea to small mountain villages, embedded in a timeless peace. The diversity of the coasts with an extension of 147 km, the comfort of the beaches, the majestic beauty of the Monte Capanne massif with its 1019 m make Elba a unique tourist destination and one of the world famous tourist attractions.

With an area of 224 km², the island of Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan archipelago and the third largest island in Italy. For several years it has been part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, along with Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio, Gorgona and Giannutri.

Tourists visiting Elba can find their own vacation dimension. In addition to a summer beach holiday dedicated to the sea and tan, it is possible to spend a relaxing and regenerating holiday, taking advantage of the natural beauty and tranquility that the island offers off-season. Thanks to the numerous paths that cross Elba, there are many opportunities to practice outdoor sports. Almost 100 km of unpaved roads and 160 km of paved roads characterize the island’s road network.

The particularly mild climate allows you to visit Elba and spend your holidays there all year round. With an annual average temperature of 17°; with seasonal averages of 10° in winter, 15° in spring, 26° in summer and 17° in autumn.

For lovers of history, archaeology, food and wine culture, the island has a unique heritage to discover, dating back to prehistoric times when it was known for the wealth of its iron mines. At the beginning of the historical era, Elba, called “Ilva” by the Ligurians, “Aethalia” by the Greeks, remained first Ligurian, then Greek, then Etruscan, Roman for centuries. In the Middle Ages it was held by the Pisans and then by the Appiani and the Medici. From time to time it interested the European powers that left numerous traces of their domination and left their mark on the ancient roots of Elba.