Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Introducing Elba

The island of Elba lies 10km west of the Tuscan coastline in north west Italy and 50km east of the French island of Corsica. Whilst being part of Italy, it has an unique blend of landscapes, architecture and cultures creating one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.

Elba is the third biggest Italian island after Sicily and Sardinia, but only 224sqkm in area with 150km of coastline with many beautiful, sandy beaches, cliffs and coves bordering a crystalline sea. The countryside is green and fertile, particularly in the west which is overlooked by Monte Capanne (1,019m) and known as the ‘Roof of the Tuscan Archipelago’.

Elba Accommodation:

Hotel Hermitage, 5 Star
Situated on the central north coast of Elba in the beautiful bay of Biodola, Hotel Hermitage is set in Mediterranean gardens bordering the beach and has wonderful sea views, well-appointed guest rooms and suites, 3 restaurants and bars, 2 pools, wellness centre, children’s club and offers a wealth of activities including 9 tennis courts, 9 hole golf course and watersports.

Hotel Biodola, 4 Star
Just set back from the beautiful bay of Biodola, 10km west of Portoferraio on the north coast of Elba, Hotel Biodola offers an excellent beach location, wonderful sea views, lovely Mediterranean gardens and offers Tuscan style accommodation, 2 restaurants, swimming pool and jacuzzi, children’s club, and access to 9 tennis courts, 9 hole golf course and watersports close by.

Hotel del Golfo, 4 Star
Located on beach of Procchio just a short walk from the village centre and 10km west of Portoferraio on the north coast of Elba, Hotel del Golfo is situated in immaculate gardens and offers spacious guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants and 3 bars, swimming and jacuzzi pools, children’s club and land based and water sports activities including tennis, hiking and sailing.

Getting There
Whilst there are no direct flights to Elba from the UK, there are a number of routes both from mainland Italy and from Corsica:

•    Silver Air operates daily flights from Florence, Milan, Lugano and Pisa to the island’s one airport at Marina di Campo on the south coast of Elba
•    Corsica–Sardinia–Elba ferries, BluNavy and Moby Lines have numerous ferry daily crossings to Cavo, Portoferraio and Rio Marina from Piombino 110km south of Pisa in north west Italy
•    Weekly ferry crossing from Bastia in north east Corsica to Portoferraio on north coast of Elba.

Please call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 for further information and personal recommendations.

No comments: