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Elba Informations

Elba is the biggest Island in the Tuscan Archipelago, and in size is the thurd largest of Italian Islands it is just 10 km from the mainland and has a surface area of 224 square kilometres.
It has a mild climate, a varied coastline of 147 kms, delightful beaches and the magestic beauty of the range of Mount Capanne ( mt. 1.019), and for many reasons has justly become a centre of Tuorist attraction of International fame.
The island's facilities continue to improve, good roads, well organised public services, all of which make holidays pleasant and relaxing.

Elba was known for its' mines at the beginning of its' history, it was called "Ilva" by the Ligurians, "Aethalia" by the Greeks. At first it was Liguria then Greek, then Etruscan and remained for centuries Roman. In Medieval times it was formerly under the people of Pisa and then the Appiani.

The powerfull Europeans showed interest at various times, and they left in their different way, traces of their dominion. In particular there are impressive , indelible traces of the Medici Family at Portoferraio (in their honour the town was called Cosmopoli) but, until the brief Reign of Napoleon the island did not recall its great historical moments.
Elba, infact, preserves the history reminders of Napoleon's reign (1814-1815) in the Villa Mulini and in the Villa of San Martino, and also in the ancient church of Portoferraio and Marciana (Madonna del Monte).

The hospitality of its inhabitants, exellent wine and seafood cuisine, together with a mild climate and bright, transparent air, all combine to make the island of Elba an ideal holiday location for every season.

Access to Elba:
You can reach the island of Elba by car where on arrival at Piombino, the comfortable ferry service, in only one hour circa, cover the 10Km distance from the mainland arriving in a chioce of ports; Portoferraio, Porto Azzurro, Rio Marina.

From North:
Motorway A12 direction Genova-Livorno, exit at Rosignano. Continue on the Superstrada until exit Venturina – Isola d’Elba and from here continue to Piombino Marittima.


From North-Est:
Motorway A1 direction Bologna-Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, exit at Rosignano.Continue on the Superstrada until exit Venturina-Isola d’Elba and from here continue to Piombino Marittima.


From South:
Motorway A12, direction Roma-Grosseto.Superstrada exiting at Venturina-Isola d’Elba.Continue to Piombino Marittima.

 
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