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Follow us on a journey to the third largest Italian island. You will discover many aspects of the island of Elba, which you have never before imagined,,you will find useful information and practical ideas about what to do and where to go and you will get an idea of how to organize your holiday on this lovely land between the green countryside of the Mediterranean and the wide blue sea. We invite you to participate in and be aware of our little paradise close to home. We live and work there all year, and for us the beauty and sweetness of this island is a source of pleasure and livelihood and it is our wish to help keep it intact, making it more welcoming.

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The most beautiful beaches of Elba Island


Beaches
Elba Island, Cavoli, Italy, Mediterranean sea, Holidays, Summer, beach, family holiday

A tip for those who have no experience of small islands: on a small island, wherever the wind blows and regardless its intensity, you will always find a sheltered spot. The beach at Marina di
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What to see on the Island of Elba: some places to visit


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Elba Island, Portoferraio, places to visit, Mediterranean sea. Italy, Toscana

After just half hour navigation from Piombino to Portoferraio, the idea that the island of Elba is small soon changes when you see the endless, beautiful rocks that roll out before your eyes. These ten
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First Time on Elba: 10 Things to Know


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1 Where is it? The Island of Elba is part of Tuscany, you can find it 9 km and an hours navigation from Piombino, the only port from which the ferries leave for Elba. Piombino
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Isola d’Elba: 10 Things not to Miss


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Out of all the 101 things to do on the Island on Elba we would like to suggest………ten. There are countless experiences to be had on Elba in every season, obviously depending on the temperament
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Spring is a Perfume


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Elba Island, flowers, brooms, mediterranean

One of the protagonists of the Elban springtime is the sweet scent of the brooms. Brooms are plants that are resistant and can easily grow in the arid climate of the Island of Elba. The
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A visit to the Island of Montecristo


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Elba Island, Montecristo, Italy, Mediterranean

Nothing happens by chance I came across the account of the archeologist Don Gaetano Chierici who spent ten days in the wilds of Montecristo in 1875, thirty years after the publication of the famous novel
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The School of Valle di Lazzaro


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elba, art, valle di lazzaro, reneissance, alternative holiday, history

Valle di Lazzaro, on the island of Elba, is today a residential area just off the city of Portoferraio, but in 1988, when Master Luciano Regoli decided to adopt it as a haven and atelier,
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Wine Festival in Capoliveri


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Italy, Elba, Toscana, Capoliveri, Wine, Festival

The ancient village of Capoliveri is a maze of tight streets and low alleys, barricaded on the top of a hill, from which you have a view on the open sea surrounding the island. We
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It’s not Magic


Senza categoria

You might even not like it. But it’s one of the most extraordinary places that you can see on the Island of Elba although it’s not a breathtaking seaview. It is not even the brilliant
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The Island of Silence


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The aim of my most recent visit to the Island of Pianosa was to go to one of the smaller beaches, deliciously unknown in the Tuscan Archipelago. I had already admired it before during a
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Mediterranean: an old story


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Italy, Elba Island,

Cave bears and lynx, birch and fir, have shared the lands of the Archipelago for thousands of years with Homo sapiens. From 20,000 years ago, the progressive loosening of the grip of the cold has
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A name that says nothing


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Elba Island, Porto Azzurro, Italy, Toscana, Mediterranean sea

In this post you won’t find grand descriptions of the lovely square right on the sea in ​​Porto Azzurro, or even tips on restaurants, pubs, the  beaches or other experiences that you could have. The
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Meeting with Elba’s “Divers”: The Sunfish


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Elba, Italy, underwater, diving, summer, mediterranean sea, sunfish

Without a swimming bladder, this bony fish is the heaviest and largest, reaching up to three tons in weight and three meters in diameter. The females hold the record for most number of eggs laid
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Out of the way, but rather beautiful


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Elba Island, ottonella, ottonella beach, elba holiday, italian holiday

On some parts of this beach you seem to be on the shores of a large lake as in some places the open sea isn’t visible, it’s like a magnificent natural amphitheatre of dense green
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The Other Island


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Elba Island; Porticciolo

If you belong to those kinds of traveller looking for something rather original instead of convenient, then these three beaches are for you. First of all you need to go to a part of the
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MUM


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Elba Island, minerals, Italy, Toscana

The country of Italy is well known for its many towns, each of which has some special characteristics that are often overplayed by the office of local tourism promotion. On Elba Island however I always
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Beauty without a name


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During the summer weekends in this gulf there are always numbers of yachts, motorboats, dinghies and boats of all kinds. In the few hours between breakfast and lunch, what looked like a body of water
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The Prince and the city


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Portoferraio Elba Island - Post of the founding of the city

On Elba Island, there are many towns some of which are very old, but there is only one city: Portoferraio. This isn’t because Portoferraio is the main port of the island and the capital, not
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Elba Island: many beaches but only a few names


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Elba Island, Viticcio beach

In summer, the spectacular Gulf of Viticcio lying within the jurisdiction of Portoferraio is occupied by an unlikely crowd of boats ranging from small sailing boats, to some Russian billionaire’s yacht or a resident’s rustic
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Pianosa first impression


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In evidenza_ Pianosa isola

Whenever landing at Pianosa, I always have the same sensations, that of amazement and a certain irritation. Straight on the ferry, with the contact with the open sea and the monumental cliffs which catapult me
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Heart of stone


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The exotic beach of Felciaio on Elba island

The inhabitants of the island of Elba talk about it as if it was an exotic beach, difficult to reach and a bit mysterious. Felciaio is not any of those things, better to ask what
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A completely unspoilt diver’s treasure


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Elba Island, Pianosa, sea, fish

e Legend has it that when the necklace of the goddess Venus broke, 7 pearls fell into the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Tuscan archipelago, creating the islands of Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo, Pianosa, Elba,
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Forno Beach


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Forno beach on Elba island

There is a big gulf in the north of the island that has smaller creeks enclosed within it. As if it were possible to contain all the island’s beauty in a single line of coast, the long
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Zappaday


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Elba Island, agriculture, students, blue sky

We are used to viewing  Elba as a holiday destination with beaches, the sea, walking, biking, which are all obvious main attractions of the place but it is not as well known now for its
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Cala Seregola: the Sea and the Iron


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Cala Seregola along the eastern coast of Elba Island

This beach wasn’t made in the same usual way as other beaches which are made from the sandy deposits brought down to the  sea by thousands of years of rainwater, the beach of  Cala Seregola
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The marvelous seabeds of the Island of Elba


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Goldfish on the seabed of Elba Island

  Rich seabeds of Elba  Elba Island is famous for its extraordinary seabeds, the clear water and the richness of species that inhabit the underwater environment. It is a sea that presents you with unique emotions
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Rio Marina: by the sea but rather less charming


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Promenade in Rio Marina

You may or may not like it, but Rio Marina amongst all the other towns on Elba is about the only one that has retained its original features. In the last few decades of the
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Cavoli on the Island of Elba


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Cavoli, Elba Island

In most of the world the noun “cabbage” refers to a variety of vegetable, but here on Elba Island “Cavoli” or cabbage, refers to a well-known beach. And this is not an ordinary beach, but
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San Piero: The Land Door of Elba Island


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Church of San Piero in Elba Island

Nothing can be ever more deceptive and false than cliché. One of these says that the three bees presented on Napoleon’s Elba flag stood for the industriousness of the three different geographical and administrative districts
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Elba Magna


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Elba Magna is an extraordinary story of a product handmade in quality natural materials, linked to  the history of an area and using the knowledge and resourcefulness of Gabriele Messina and his family. Gabriele, how
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The warm colors of Cala Peducelli on Elba Island


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It is extraordinary how the geological disorder that exists between the beaches of Lido at Capoliveri and Innamorata has designed a gentle yet spectacular coastline. Blocks of pink marble veined with white are mixed with
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Freshwater


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  In summer the days are so hot that even on the most beautiful beaches of the island of Elba one needs to find a cooler place, but of course a naturally cool place, something
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Elba: 7 unknown beaches


Beaches

Among the countless little-known beaches, both small and large, strewn along the coast of Elba, I have seven preferences. If this brief description stimulates your curiosity, you can get to know them in more depth,
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The oldest wall on Elba island


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This is a walk between the sky and the sea which, at one time, was the site of the remains of the tiny Romanesque church of San Bartolomeo, in one of the most spectacular scenic
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Restaurant “La Botte Gaia”


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Antonella Marinari and Riccardo Nelli of “La Botte Gaia” “We have transferred all our passions to this place: food, wine, traditions, the pleasure of being in good company, communicating to those who come and to
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Marina di Campo – The Beach


Beaches

  There are opposing opinions about the beach at Marina di Campo… they are love and hate. At first glance, one wonders how it is possible not to be attracted to this beautiful beach, the
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The story of the famous Affrichella Restaurant


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Fulvio and Leandro are respectively the owner and chef of the restaurant Affrichella, and as often happens in this island, especially when such passion and professionalism are involved, they are also friends and accomplices in
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Autumn orchids


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Among all the island flowers the sweetest metaphor for beauty is the Spiranthes spiralis. A microscopic and seemingly insignificant flower, it is almost invisible to those who don’t pay attention, it seems to want to
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The Vulture’s nest


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“Not only is it beautiful, Volterraio is also a fascinating, mysterious, powerful place; living a profound secret, above human misfortunes and events of which it was the protagonist. ” G. Racheli, the Iron Islands, Murcia
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Famous Local Restaurant Locanda Cecconi


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  Originally from Reggio Emilia, Antonio is the heart and soul of the Osteria Locanda Cecconi and has chosen to live on Elba and make quality food at affordable prices in one of the most
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Black on Elba


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The first time visitors lean over the curb on the coastal road that runs along this stretch of coast, they might get a vague feeling of uneasiness with so much dark and uncontrollable power in
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Red on Elba


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If you love paradoxes, perhaps you will enjoy this corner of Elba, which I think you can’t find so easily in the tourist guides and certainly not on Trip Advisor. If you really want to
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A beach for young Robinson Crusoes


Beaches

Porto Azzurro is located in the middle of two majestic promontories which face towards the continent: to the north lie the lands of Rio and the ancient iron mines, and to the south the wilderness
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The beach that isn’t there


Beaches

 By calling it a beach, I don’t know if we do it honor or whether we debase it into something more ordinary, because this is not a common beach; rather, it’s a short interval in
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The beach of Sansone.. For sporty people!


Beaches

It is a strange name for a beach on the Island of Elba, but if our predecessors wanted to make a comparison between divine power of the biblical character and the power of this place,
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Norsi.. such a strange beach!


Beaches

Of all the beaches on the island, Norsi is similar to those people who live under a concealed identity, never easily found but once discovered, it becomes difficult to forget them.Personally, I started to go
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Eating Fruit and Vegetables on Elba


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During the summer there is nothing more refreshing and healthier than a slice of fresh red sweet watermelon. When the population of Elba multiplies itself ten times during the summer months rising from 29,000 to
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White pebbles and crystal waters..


Beaches

It could be that you never had the intention to swim at Paduella during your stay on Elba since it isn’t well known and also the majority of residents of Portoferraio prefer the more convenient
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Let’s begin with the .. mother


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The island of Elba will be forever linked to the figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, however in this year 2014, which commemorates the two hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Emperor on Elba, we want
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Today … two hundred years ago.


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napoleone all'Elba

One late afternoon in May 3, 1814, the British warship Undaunted dropped anchor in the bay of Portoferraio. On board the ship was Napoleon who was defeated at Leipzig and sent into exile on our
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The Footpath of the Ancient Granite Quarries


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A brief excursion into an enchanted landscape. Vast scenery, a splendid natural world and ancient archaeological remains. Duration: 3 hours round trip, but starting from the end of the paved road is around one hour
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The beautiful beach of Fetovaia


Beaches

DESCRIPTION Even though the idea of beauty is subjective, if you ask 100 visitors to Elba which, according to them, is the most beautiful beach, I’m sure that at least 80 will answer Fetovaia. It
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Lido di Capoliveri: for toddlers and grandparents


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DESCRIPTION: The largest sandy beaches on Elba are located in the central part of the island. The name Lido di Capoliveri recalls the most extended stretches of the Adriatic coasts. The beach is  around 500
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