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Elba Island in August


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Elba, pyrotechnic show, celebration

The holiday on the island of Elba in August can lead to doubts before and, for someone, some inconvenience during the stay. We are at the height of summer, as mid-August marks the peak of
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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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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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Elba Island: many beaches but only a few names


Beaches
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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