Winter vacation to Tuscany: 3 unmissable events on Elba Island

Tuscany in winter: Elba Island

In summer, Tuscany is a paradise if you are looking for sea, beaches and diving. In winter, it still reserves many surprises. And these 3 events are an excellent excuse to organize a winter vacation to Elba Island.


1. Palio umoristico dei somari

Literally, it means “funny donkey palio”. Over the years, this event has become a real tradition. The palio takes place in Marina di Campo, with a funny parade through the streets of the town and up to the sea. Once on the beach, the city quarters of Marina di Campo compete to win.

Usually, palio umoristico dei somari takes place between late January and late February. For more information, visit



2. Carnival of Porto Azzurro

There is no winter without Carnival. The oldest and most famous of Elba Island is the Carnival of Porto Azzurro: floats, parades, masks, confetti, music and, of course, fun in the streets of Porto Azzurro. For more information, visit pro loco di Porto Azzurro website.


3. Valentine’s Day

February 14 is the most romantic day of the year, the best opportunity to spend a vacation with your better half: walks, candlelight dinners, sea views, the relaxation of spa… Elba Island is an ideal place to spend a romantic vacation.


This is what you can do during a winter vacation to Elba Island, in Tuscany. Now there only one thing that you have to do: book a ferry trip to Elba Island.


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