Elba Italy
Third Largest Italian Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Elba Italy

Elba Italy is a picturesque Mediterranean island in the region of Tuscany. It lies 6.2 miles from the town of Piombino and stands as the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest island in all of Italy after Sardinia and Sicily. There is a population of 30,000 on this island, but this number increases vastly in the summer due to the popular tourist season. Elba makes up what remains of the stretch of ancient land that in years gone by linked the Italian peninsula to Corsica. This island became famous in the 1800s as it harboured the exiled French Emperor - Napoleon in 1814. 


Once you arrive in Elba Italy, there is so much to see and do! If you love the great outdoors, you won’t be disappointed. There are over seventy excellent beaches situated next to the stunning coastline as well as a whole host of places for hiking, cycling and boat trips. One of the best beaches to visit is Campo all’Aia which takes the number one place for the largest beach on the island as well as having a long stretch of golden powdered sand. The beach is an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing and have a meal or Italian cocktail at the beach bar. This beach is less crowded than some of the others and a perfect place to spend a sunny day.

If historical sights are on your wish list for Elba Italy, consider a tour of Villa San Martino which was one of the residences of Napoleon. There is also a Heritage Iron Mine where you can descend into the only underground mine on the entire island that is still reachable. And after all of that sunbathing and sightseeing be sure to visit one of Elba’s top-rated restaurants featuring authentic Italian cuisine and local Elban wine. 

Elba is an island steeped in history, culture and stunning outdoor spaces. Book a trip today and see for yourself what this gem of an island has to offer.

Elba Italy Map & Train Tips

Taking the train to the ferry that services Elba Italy is an easy, stress-free and comfortable way to travel. There is a tiny railway station called Piombino Marittima that will put you very close to where the ferries come and go, so that is what you want to your destination to be on your train ticket. If your train company doesn’t go all the way to Piombino Marittima, you can make a stop in Campiglia and then it is a quick twenty-minute train or bus ride from here. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.

Once you make it to the ferry terminal, four different companies operate so you will have your pick of them. Toremar, Moby Lines, Blunavy and Corsica Sardinia Ferries provide flexible routes between Piombino and Portoferraio which is the capital and located on the northern side of the island. You can also travel to Cavo, Rio Marina which is situated on the east side of Elba. There is also an airport on the island if you prefer to travel that way. Marina di Campo Airport flies Silver Air which has a variety of flights from the island to the mainland of Italy. Below is a Elba Italy map to help you plan your travels here.

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