The Island of Elba, Italy's third-largest island, lies inside the Tuscan Archipelago National Park and the Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary. An established favourite with international holidaymakers, it is famous for its natural beauty, with crystal-clear sea with a wealth of beaches and rocky shores, and mountain with stunning views.
A fiercely-contested prize due to its domination of the ancient sailing routes and its precious ores, over the millennia it has been ruled by the Greeks, Etruscans, Romans, the Tuscan Princes and the Medici family and the greatest powers of the modern age, down to the great Napoleon Bonaparte during his first exile. Each of them has left important reminders of their presence, well worth exploring.
An island on a human scale, rich in culture, tradition and excellent foods and wines; an ideal place for a relaxing or sporting holiday, which will exercise its appeal as soon as you see it on the horizon.