Island of Elba

Legend has it that the islands of the Archipelago are the pearls fallen from the necklace of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, love and sexuality. Elba is the largest of these islands. The Tuscan Archipelago is a small archipelago in the central Tyrrhenian Sea and has 7 islands: Gorgona, Capraia, Elba, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri.


The island, Situated at 10 kilometres from the mainland, can be accessed by ferry or hydrofoil in one hour of navigation.

Besides the fact that her perimeter measures only 147 kilometres, Elba is capable of offering a mild climate and a multitude of diverse landscapes and scenery: romantic fishing villages, small towns on rocky hill-tops, ancient castles, green valleys and enchanting bays combined with sandy beaches. Wonderful beaches, magnificent cliffs, luxuriant hills with sweet-smelling flowers, woods with age-old trees, little villages looking out over the sea or situated on the ridges.


This is what you’find out if you decide to visit the Island of Elba running across the numerous paths of the National Park with your knapsack on your shoulders, riding a horse or a mountain-bike, ploughing the waves of the cristal-clear sea on board of a canoe or a sailing boat.


Only minutes away from the steep cliffs that plunge into the crystal clear sea, the granite mountain, Monte Capanne rises to 1019 metres of altitude. The ever present evidence of history and culture, combined with an extraordinary wealth of natural beauty, make this magical island unique.

It is virtually impossible to find another place as small as Elba that is able to offer such a rich historical and cultural heritage.


The history of Elba began with the Argonauts, passed through the Etruscans, the Romans and the Medici family, to arrive at the Napoleonic period, where, despite his brief exile, the French emperor left his own indelible mark of brilliance on the island.