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.