The natural splendour of the Tuscan archipelago
Elba is the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia. Together with Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri, it is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park and is one of the most popular destinations for Italians, especially in summer.
Its length of 27 kilometres from east to west and 18 kilometres from north to south make the island easy to explore. It offers visitors stunning views and panoramas, with beaches including Capo Bianco and Fetovaia and excursions to locations such as Mount Capanne, the highest point of the entire archipelago.
But Elba offers more than just sea and beaches. Famous for boasting significant iron ore deposits, as evidenced by the Rio Marina mining park, the island is dotted with traditional villages such as Marciana, with its cobbled streets and narrow houses, Capoliveri, which retains its medieval four-borough layout, and Porto Azzurro, a fishing village.
The island also boasts castles and ancient settlements that will take you back in time, including the Medici Fortresses. History buffs will love the National Museum of the Villa dei Mulini, which served as Napoleon Bonaparte’s residence during his exile on the island.
We also recommend visiting the other islands in the Park, perfect examples of pristine nature.