Elba Island, Tuscany: 5 things that you should know to plan the Summer holidays

Summer holidays Tuscany: Elba Island

Summer holidays are forthcoming. And in Tuscany there are several destinations for a pleasant vacation. But you have decided: this year, you’d like to visit Elba Island. Well, in this case, there are five things that you really should know to plan the journey.


1. How to get there

To get here, you have to take a ferry to Elba Island from the city of Piombino. The journey takes about one hour. In Summer, the departures are really several: on average, there is one departure every 20-30 minutes.

In Summer, you won’t be the only ones who want to visit the island, so you’d better book your tickets in advance.


2. Getting around

To get around Elba Island, you can:

  • Take a car or a motorcycle in the ferry.
  • Take a bus (for further information, visit Livorno.cttnord.it).


3. Beaches…

Padulella, Capo Bianco and Sansone convinced you to visit this island. In other words: the most beautiful beaches in Elba. Places desired by all vacationers seeking only sea, sun and relaxation. Summer is the best season to see them all.

But these beaches are always very, very crowded. Do you like quiet beaches where you can simply enjoy sea and sun? Here you have the ten lesser-known beaches on Elba Island. Lesser-known but not less beautiful places.


4. …and not only

Elba Island is not only sea. It’s sports (such as hiking, diving, snorkeling, sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking), culture (the must-see places are Medici fortresses and the two Napoleon’s residences), fun (Club 64 and Deco are the two most famous discotheques on the island).

Are you planning to spend a holiday with children? On Elba Island, there a lot of things to see and to do, such as the Mineral park in Rio Marina and the aquarium in Marina di Campo. The best beaches for children are in Marina di Campo, Procchio and Capoliveri.


5. What to eat

And your Summer holidays in Tuscany will never be complete without tasting the typical dishes of Elba Island, such as cacciucco, gurguglione, stoccafisso alla riese and schiaccia briaca.


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