The Island of Elba measures 224 square kilometres and is the third largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. Numerous daily ferry and hydrofoil crossings - the former takes an hour, the latter about 40 minutes - connect it with the mainland 10 km away.
The island is divided into eight communes; of its approximately 35.000 inhabitants, twelve thousand live in Portoferraio, the major town on the island.
Although its total coastline is only 147 kilometres, it has a mild climate and a wide variety of scenery: romantic fishing towns, small villages high up on the hills, ancient castles, green valleys, fascinating gulfs, all magically intermingled with beautiful sand and pebble beaches.
One minute you are admiring the sheer drop from the cliffs to the crystal clear sea, the next you are facing the granite massif of Monte Capanne 1019 metres above sea level.
The many historical and cultural documents, as well as its breathtaking natural beauty, make this island a unique and magical holiday resort.