General Information about Elba
Elba is the ideal holiday destination with over fifty sparkling beaches to choose from. Getting to Elba is easy with regular ferry's travelling from Piombino which is only 20 kilometres away from the island.
Elba which is part of an archipelago group which includes Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio,Gorgona and Giannutri and is also the largest. Elba's largest city is Poroferraio and is the most visiting place on the island.
Your visit to Poroferraio will be jam packed with activities from visiting Napoleon's summer villa which is known as San Martino to snorkelling in the Mediterranean. The countryside of Elba is a joy to explore with many mountain tracks, fascinating medieval villages and enchanting castles.
During the evenings you will be able to sit back and relax and enjoy some of the local wine while you mingle with the locals.
Find Out About The Climate In Elba
Elba has a typical Mediterranean style climate with warm summers and warm ocean breezes with mild winters. Summer is the best time to visit with July being the warmest month while January is the coldest month with lows of 5 degrees. Rain is rare at Elba although it is evenly distributed when it does occur.
Geographical Information On Elba
Elba can be found in the Tuscan Archipelago which is a group of islands between the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea with Tuscany on the west. It is the third largest island in Italy measuring up to 223 square metres and has a population of approximately 30,000. Its terrain is mountainous with picturesque cliffs and a coastline of approximately 123 kilometres. The island's largest mountain is Monte Capanne measuring up to 1,019 metres.
Festivals and Events
Discover What's Happening On Elba
Because Elba is such a popular holiday destination there is always something to see or do throughout the entire year. July sees the annual Wine Festival held in Elba's capital Portoferraio the town offers visitors a sample of some of the local rare wine held at Le Ghiaie beach. If your a fan of classical music then September is when Portoferraio hosts the international festival.