When you are on holiday, and the stress of everyday life is far behind you, doing some shopping is without a doubt one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy yourself.
Whether you're walking along the narrow streets of some hillside town, or strolling along the promenade of some seaside town, you will come across lots of local, handicraft products, colourful boutiques, cute stalls that sell souvenirs, and tiny shops that sell antiques and minerals.
Another way to do some shopping on the Island of Elba is to go to the market that comes weekly to the major towns on the Island. The market is open only in the morning, and has more stalls on Wednesdays, when it comes to Marina di Campo, and Fridays, when it is in Portoferraio; the majority of the stalls sell clothes, food and household products.
Another typical summer chance to do some shopping comes from the evening markets, that vary from town to town. While the weekly, morning market is on all year round, similar to a travelling market, the evening market is more or less always the same , with the difference that it only has stalls only during the summer, selling mostly characteristic handicraft products. If you're looking for something nice to take back as a present, or something handmade, or a souvenir of Elba to take back with you, this is where to go.