Elba is the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, the third largest in Italy and the nearest to continental Europe.
It is just over 6 miles from the mainland, it measures one hundred square miles and has a spectacular 70-mile long coastline. The winter population of only 30,000 is divided into 8 small town councils.
From Piombino there is a good ferry service taking 1 hour or a hydrofoil taking 30 minutes.
La Pila airport, Marina di Campo, where medium-sized aircraft can land, connects the island to several larger Italian and European cities.
This still wild natural area has 70 miles of sand or pebble beaches and cliffs.
Elba is small, but not too small to be well organised for all your holiday needs.
Its uncontaminated landscape forms part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago and its sea is part of the biggest marine park in Europe.