It is linked by numerous daily crossings by ferry or by hydrofoil, which cover the 10 nautical miles that separate Elba from the mainland.
Although the perimeter of its coasts only measure 147 km the island offers a mild climate with a multitude of different landscapes: romantic fishermen’s villages, mountain top villages, ancient castles, green valleys and charming gulfs are alternated with splendid sandy and pebble beaches.
Within a few minutes you can go from steep cliffs that disappear into the crystal clear sea to the granite massif of Monte Capanne 1019m high.The presence of innumerable historical and cultural testimonies, together with the extraordinary natural beauties.
The Toremar, Moby and BluNavy ferries from Piombino Marittima take you across to the Island of Elba; they are all very comfortable and they run daily and for most of day so you can choose the time that best suits you. A one hour crossing covers the ten kilometers that separate the mainland from Portoferraio (the main port) or Cavo or Rio Marina.
The faster way to get across to Portoferraio is by hydrofoil which takes about 35 minutes but it takes passengers only.
During the summer several national and international airline companies fly to and from the Island of Elba and the mainland.