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Island of Elba SeaThe Sea

Elba is in the Tuscan Archipelago National Marine Park and the protection afford by this status has ensured many of its 70 beaches have been awarded the special blue flags that denote clean waters.

Sailing, as well as all the activities typically found on the beach are there to be enjoyed.

Historic Portoferraio

PortoferraioOverlooked by the Falcon and Stella Forts and the Windmill Villa, all of which can be visited, is Portoferraio the biggest town on the whole island. It was here that during his year in exile as governor of Elba Napoleon undertook many public works, even if they were intended to help lure his Austrian guards into a false sense of security the island still benefits form them.

When you come down the 5km from Relais delle Picchiaie to Portoferraio at night take a walk on the mainly pedestrian only water front to admire the yachts, making sure to stop for a drink or an ice cream at one the inviting bars.

Panoramic Mount Capanne

The view from Relais delle Picchiaie is outstanding but from Elba’s highest the panorama is the best on the island. On a clear day you can see the continent and the nearby islands of Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Giglio and Napoleon’s birthplace Corsica. The best way up is by cable car from Marciana.

CapoliveriBustling Capoliveri

The ideal place to buy gifts is the small hill top town of Capoliveri. In addition to bars and two night clubs it has a colourful street market with all kinds of hand crafted goods.