Elba - Livorno - Tuscany in Italy

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Map of Elba

The Island Elba is part of the Tuscan Archipelago in the region of Tuscany (Toscana) in Italy. The Island has an area of approximately 224 km² and around 32000 inhabitants. The Island Elba consists of 8 municipalities, the capital of the island Portoferraio, Rio nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Campo nell'Elba, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Rio Marina und Porto Azzurro. All communities on the island belong to the province of Livorno. It is the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest of Italy. Elba is good 20 kilometers from the Italien mainland away.

Capobianco on the beach of Elba


The island Elba is a popular holiday destination and has a large number of beautiful coasts. In the summer months, the population increase significantly in comparison to other seasons. Over one year more then 3 million tourists will visit this beautiful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. In the photo on the left you see the beautiful turquoise coast of Capobianco.


There are some which say that the island of Elba is the most beautiful spot in the Tuscany what can not be entirely true, because geographically seen Elba once belonged to the Tuscan mainland and so it has the same landscape which can be found all across the coast of Tuscany.

Capoliveri

Large parts in the east and in the west of the island belong to the Tuscany National Park called Parco Nazionale dell'Archipelago Toscano The capital city of Elba is Portoferraio and is located in the middle of the northern coast. There is also the main port along with the port of Porto Azzurro and Rio Marina. On the western part of the island you'll find the Mountain Monte Capanne with 1084 meters, which offers a magnificent view on the whole environment of the island Elba.

Elba has for all types of tourists something to offer, from tourists who likes dwells on the beach or who likes beautiful coastlines should enjoy Marina di Campo, which offers the biggest beach of the island. Also beautiful is the coast of the Gulf Stella called Golfo Stella near the small town Lancona at the South coast.

Trekking in Elba



For nature lovers, hikers, mountain biking and trekking fans the whole island offers a lot, everywhere there are beautiful hiking trails and natural wonderswaiting to be explored. A large number of varieties of wild orchids, but also other beautiful flowers, plants and trees grow in the protected areas of the Tuscany National Park called Parco Nazionale dell'Archipelago Toscano.

For divers the entire Tuscan Archipelago is of great interest. There are several diving schools and diving offers in Portoferraio (Elbatravel diving or Filo Sub), Rio Marina (Cavo diving), Campo nell'Elba (Ondasub Mazzarri), Porto Azzuro (OmniSub) and Marciana Marina where the Elba Diving Center is located. For enthusiasts and beginners of sailboat and kayak the island has also plenty to offer. There are various courses, schools and rental centers in all ports.

On the island you will find all kinds of Accommodation facilities what your heart desires or what your wallet allows.

There are 2 stars hotels to 4 stars, but most hotels have at least 3 stars. Apartments and cottages can also be rented, however, you should make sure the Apartments and the cottages are for your time to book free, because the demand during the summer monts is greater than supply. Holiday camps or villages, there are two in the municipality called Capoliveri (see on the middle photo) and in the south-eastern part of the Elba.

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