Elba Island

Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan archipelago. The mild climate, secluded bays, bizarre rock formations, magnificent flora and wildly romantic back-county all make Elba an ideal holiday destination.

Toskana - Marina di Campo - Toskana, ItalienElba is separated from the Italian mainland by only 10 kilometres. Most of the islands 224 square kilometres are under conservation.

Be active in beautiful nature

Magical coastal scenery, Mediterranean macchia, cool forests and rough cliffs offer perfect conditions and wonderful scenery for numerous activities.
Especially divers, surfers, swimmers and sailors will be in their element on Elba. The island also has cycling, hiking, golfing, riding, free-climbing and paragliding to offer!

Plentiful accommodation

Anyone looking for peace and quiet or nature lovers, can explore the vast landscape of the macchia, or find their oasis in the ocean.

Toskana - Strände - Toskana, ItalienYou can choose between numerous hotels by the sea or in the island's interior on Elba.

The island is also known as a camper's paradise, offering almost 30 camping sites throughout the green island.

Turbulent past

For centuries, the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans sought after Elba due to its ore body.

The rule over Elba changed frequently throughout the Middle Ages, until the French had a lasting effect on the island under Napoleon Bonaparte.

Toskana - Portoferraio - Toskana, ItalienNapoleon Bonaparte

The banished Emperor resided on Elba, a remnant of his former empire, from May 1814 until February 1815. His residence was involuntary and lasted only 10 months.

Yet he still left his mark on the island, for example the representative Villa dei Mulini in Portoferraio.

Today, Elba seems to be inseparably connected to the name of Napoleon.

Towns on Elba

 Capoliveri

Capoliveri

The peninsula Calamita is home to the beautiful mountain town of Capoliveri, high above the sea. Cobbled lanes, lovingly restored houses and a quaint piazza all add to the charm of this small town in the south east of the island. more

 Marciana Marina

Marciana Marina

The harmonic old port Marciana Marina lies in the northwestern part of the island. The romantic fisherman's quarter Cotone, the well-yacht harbour and the long, lively promenade all add to the town's maritime flair. more

 Marina di Campo

Marina di Campo

The important seaside resort Marina di Campo is situated directly at the longest sandy beach of the entire island. A promenade stretches along the beautiful beach, which is a favourite meeting place for locals and tourists alike. more

 Porto Azzurro

Porto Azzurro

The popular holiday town of Porto Azzuro lies protected in a deep bay in the eastern part of Elba. Two mighty fortresses tower over the former fishing town, where cutters and yachts bob side by side in the harbour. more

 Portoferraio

Portoferraio

Portoferraio is the business centre of Elba and not only the capital of the island, but also of the entire Tuscan archipelago. The wide, natural harbour is where ferries from the mainland dock, carrying the majority of tourists to the area. more

Beaches

 Elba's beaches

Elba's beaches

Elba boasts over one hundred beaches and bays with crystal clear waters and white sand or pebbles. Some beaches are somewhat secluded and quiet, others are more lively. Everyone will find their perfect bathing spot on Elba's coast! more

Ferries

 Ferries to Elba

Ferries to Elba

Wer auf die Insel Elba reisen möchte, nutzt in der Regel ab dem toscanischen Hafenort Piombino ein Fährschiff. Die aktuellen Fahrzeiten und Tarife der Fährgesellschaften Moby Lines und Toremar helfen bei der Reiseplanung. more

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Festivals

Carnevale
in February, especially in Porto Azzurro

Festa del Cavatore
18th May, iner's festival i Capoliveri

Festa dell'Innamorata
14th July, historical festival in Capoliveri

Festa di Santa Chiara
12th August, festival of the saints in Marciana Marina

Festeggiamenti Madonna del Monserrato
8th September, festival of the saints in Porto Azzurro

Festa dell'Uva
End of September, wine festival in Capoliveri

Granfondo Elba Ovest
in Oktober, mountain bike race around Marina di Campo


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