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Elba the island of surprises

Breath-taking vistas around every corner

The island may seem small but so many delights are waiting to be discovered that one holiday here won’t ever suffice. This wonderful variety of atmospheres, views and landscapes originates from the extreme diversity of Elba.
From the ferrous heart of Ginevro, one of the most beautiful underground mining complexes, to the fabulous crystal clear waters of Capo Sant’Andrea, Elba will inspire the soul and the senses. Savour the beauty of the peaks, such as Mount Capanne, with its panoramic view across the Tuscan Archipelago; follow the bike trails through cool chestnut woods or dive to dramatic shipwrecks on the seabed. The island has so many dimensions and there is more to experience than first meets the eye. Why not seek out Napoleon’s secret rooms and later enjoy an evening of festivals, folklore and gastronomy? You’ll be captivated.

Book a stay in the award-winning hotel of the year, a very special boutique hotel.

Discover the most exciting places and experiences offered by the island.

Short break? Go to the best-loved beaches.

Pursue your kind of adventure
in the green kingdom

Adventure and relaxation

Three days of nature discovery with professional park guides.

Day One

  • Private boat trip

    9:30 am departure from the harbour in Marciana Marina, on a private sailboat tour to Punta Fetovaia sailing by the most pristine parts of the Island. Bathing breaks and lunch on board in the beautiful Gulf of Fetovaia. Return to Marciana Marina around 5pm.

    Overnight at the nearby Boutique Hotel with Personal Manager available.

Boutique Hotel

Day Two

  • Snorkeling private tour

    Departure from Capo S.Andrea. Guided snorkelling tour on boat accompanied by environmental guide and diver instructor. Departure from S.Andrea. First snorkelling stop at the wreck of the Elviscott. Second snorkelling stop at Formiche di La Zanca.

    Times by arrangement.

    Overnight in Boutique Hotel in Capo Sant’Andrea.

Boutique Hotel

Day Three

  • Total relaxation

    Morning: relaxing in the Bay of S.Andrea and stroll over the famous rocks.

    Afternoon: Massage in the Idillium Corner of Hotel Ilio or, for hotel guests, in their own suite.

  • Overnight in Boutique Hotel Ilio at Capo S.Andrea.

Boutique Hotel

Themed holidays

Choose a romantic suite in Tuscan retro style at the Boutique Hotel Ilio, situated on the magical Bay of S.Andrea. Your personal manager at the hotel will be on hand to offer you ideas for making your stay a truly romantic experience.

The newly published HI GUIDE contains the compendium of Elba’s best restaurants, as personally reviewed by Maurizio Testa, tourism-marketing expert. Your complimentary copy can found at the Boutique Hotel Ilio.

Have you ever tried a WAT PHO style THAI MASSAGE? You will find this and many other types of relaxing or rejuvenating massage in the Idillium Corner, the wellness area of Boutique Hotel Ilio.

Departure on board a real classic car, the Fiat 500. Lunch at a lovely restaurant in the old medieval village of Marciana. Touring the island and later return to the hotel to relax in your Mediterranean-retro style suite.

Visit Elba Island Tuscany Tourism Footpath 100 and "Via Ferrata"

Footpath 100 and “Via Ferrata”

«Footpath 100, which winds along the ridges of the highest peaks of the island, has given me unforgettable sensations!» The photographer Roberto Ridi tells us, accompanying us along the beautiful path full of colours; and continues: «The journey starts from a large area of pinewood with facilities at Monte Perone, close to the provincial road S.Ilario-Poggio, and continues along a stretch of the 105/GTE, also known as “the butterfly trail” and part of the Gran Traversata Elbana (Great Elba Traverse), and climbs steeply to a junction, near Monte Maolo. Here, turning left towards Le Calanche, marks the beginning of Footpath 100.

Visit Elba Island Tuscany Tourism Myrtle Liqueur with Napoleon

Sipping myrtle liqueur with Napoleon

“The link between Napoleon and the Island of Elba, where the Emperor stayed for 9 months during his first exile, is well known; there are many places designated as official residences in Portoferraio. However, a visit to the fascinating eighteenth-century house, Casetta Drouot, reopened in 2014 on the occasion of the Bicentennial, is an opportunity to learn more about the man”.

Visit Elba Island Tuscany Tourism Surfing The Waves

Surfing the Waves

“I’d never have thought that you could surf the waves around Elba, but this island is so beautiful and full of surprises,” says Simona Marotta.
Simona, a keen sportswoman and avid reader, discovered surfing ten years ago when her son Francis began under the guidance of Davide, a pioneer of the sport on Elba.

Visit Elba Island Tuscany Tourism bay of Sant'Andrea

Three top beaches

Thanks to the varied geological formation of the Island of Elba, the beaches offer a wide range of types from fine sand and white pebbles to the sparkling shores of the mining area.

Visit Elba Island Tuscany Tourism Grape Festival

Grape Festival

Capoliveri, Caput Liberum as it was once called, is the island’s, and perhaps even Tuscany’s, champion for popular festivals.
This is largely due to the creativity expressed by Michelangelo Venturini, an all-round entrepreneur, painter and social artist, who helped to found three important initiatives that take place every year in this wonderful hillside town.

Visit Elba Island Tuscany Tourism Marciana Medieval Town

Revival of the old medieval town

«The old town of Marciana, with its many streets and buildings still intact, is acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful medieval towns of the Tuscan archipelago and has inspired the creation of a unique, fun and enthralling theatrical production: Marciana in the Sixteenth Century

The guide to the best restaurants on Elba

This is an innovative guide to dining on Elba and includes the best restaurants on the island as selected by a team of experts in the hotel and gastronomy profession.

Musical appointments not to be missed

During the spring and especially the summer season, the island has many opportunities to hear music; town and village squares and bars and restaurants become…

Test yourself amongst the drops, banks and ramps

“Elba Gravity Park is a wonderful, natural park with all the variety and features mountain bike enthusiasts love. There is a network of well-groomed…

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