The Island of Elba, called “The Pearl of the Tirreno”, is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, with an area of about 220 square kilometers, which makes Elba the third-largest of the Italian islands. Elba is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 10 km from the Tuscan coast and the port of Piombino, which is accessible by a 1 hour ferry crossing.
There is are plains and hills and the heights of Monte Capanne (1019 m). The area is easily accessible by car, motorbike or public transport, but it is mainly walking (for lovers of trekking) or by bike that you can grasp the true nature of Elba.
The coast (147 km!) has many large bays such as Lacona, Campo and la Biodola, with fine golden sand beaches, and small, picturesque inlets, such as Felciaio, Sansone and La Paolina. The crystal clear sea is a paradise for divers.
Elba has a maritime climate, with mild temperatures even in winter, and low rainfall, especially in the summer months. The main winds are the Scirocco, that blows strong from the southeast and the cooler Mistral coming from the northwest, which is pleasant during days on the beach.
The cuisine is characterized by genuine, tasty dishes based on fresh local seafood, blending perfectly with the great variety of local wines for which Elba is renowned.