The places and events not to be missed
The western ring is where you’ll find some of the most idyllic places on the island: S.Andrea, unique for its smooth rocks, Marciana, Poggio and other picturesque little medieval villages and Fetavaia, a magical creek leading to the green kingdom, a fantastic chestnut forest full of water courses. Don’t leave Elba without seeing the top wonders of the western side.
Small, intimate, secluded, natural and heavenly. In a nutshell, unique!
If you want to surround yourself in a perfect microcosm or if you’re looking for the ideal place for an unforgettable, romantic moment, then Cotoncello, in the Bay of S.Andrea, is the beach for you!
Visit it with winds from the south, southeast and southwest.
The peaks of Monte Capanne and Monte Perone, crossed by a grid of stunning footpaths, are where you’ll discover panoramas of incredible beauty and large, cool forests with lots of streams. Discover the details of the Green Kingdom, recounted by Roberto Ridi, nature photographer.
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In addition to swimming in the crystal clear waters, take a stroll along the scenic road around this gorgeous bay, where you’ll find many panoramic views like this, the backdrop for an unforgettable selfie! The beach offers pay parking, loungers/parasols, bars and restaurants.
On the western ring, there are four of the most beautiful medieval villages on the island: S.Ilario, S.Piero, Marciana and Poggio. You can visit them all in the same day and, for a truly memorable day, try a vintage tour in a delightful, classic Fiat 500.
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Cavoli enjoys a unique microclimate that makes it warm and welcoming all year round. This is why we suggest you visit in spring or autumn, when there are fewer people. You’ll enjoy the pleasure and relaxation found on what is considered to be the most beautiful beach on Elba.
Find peace and relaxation in one of these small seaside villages; stress will be just a memory. Each of these small seaside villages has a delightful coastline where you can enjoy a peaceful holiday and a slower, healthier pace of life.
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The wreck of the Elviscott, near Pomonte beach, can be visited using a snorkel. An experience for everyone.
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Take the lifts near the medieval village of Marciana up to the highest peak of Elba and admire a unique panorama!
Follow the advice of our experts and you will be accompanied on one of the finest experiences to be had on the island of Elba. High Altitude Floral Gardens is part of our Unexpected Paradise®.
Departure from Chiessi, footpath no. 3 joining no. 25.
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Between Fetovaia and Pomonte lies a true paradise, le Tombe, a pristine, uncrowded beach with no amenities, entirely covered with dark shingle. You can reach it by canoe, boat or on foot, along footpath no. 23 through the aromatic essences of the area, such as rosemary and fennel. Take extra care on the final part, which is steep.
A gorgeous bay that will enchant you with its crystal clear waters, delightful beaches and the smooth rocks studded with “witches’ nails”. Come in the spring, when you’ll see the blooms – a truly unmatched show of colour.
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TIPS FOR SINGLES
Book your stay at a hotel with a travel specialist at your disposal to help tailor your holiday with activities and events most suited to your interests. Here is a hotel with Personal Manager, located on the western ring.
TIPS FOR COUPLES
Tour the whole western ring and stop at Publius, a renowned restaurant in the delightful village of Poggio. Then treat yourself to a romantic night in this room in perfect
TIPS FOR FAMILIES
Swim to the wreck of Pomonte and then later take the cable car to the highest peak – a fun experience for the whole family. Read also Ideas for families >