Explore the Island of Elba: nature, history, and culture

The Elba, our small island located in the heart of the Tuscan Archipelago, is a microcosm of natural, cultural, and historical wonders: romantic fishing villages, perched hamlets, ancient castles, green valleys, and charming bays alternate with beautiful sandy and gravel beaches.

With its small size, it offers a unique experience where nature changes rapidly: at one moment you are surrounded by breathtaking cliffs overlooking the azure sea, and shortly after you find yourself among the peaks of Monte Capanne, at 1019 meters high. An environment that transforms every vacation into a continuous discovery.

On a historical and cultural level, the Island of Elba is an open book on the past. Fortresses, churches, and monuments offer visitors a window into the past, telling stories of illustrious figures and ancient peoples from the Etruscan era to Roman rule, to Napoleon‘s exile.

How to Get to the Elba Island

Thanks to frequent daily departures of ferries and hydrofoils, the island is easily accessible from the port of Piombino Marittima with an hour of sailing.

Several shipping companies (Toremar, Blu Navy, Corsica Sardegna Elba Ferries, and Moby Lines) operate comfortable ferries that make multiple daily trips to reach Portoferraio, Cavo, and Rio Marina.

A fast connection with a hydrofoil, for passenger transport only, in just 20 minutes allows you to reach Cavo, and in 35 minutes Portoferraio.

During the summer period, Marina di Campo airport connects Elba to some European cities with weekly flights. The airport is located in La Pila, about 19 km from our tourist facility.