Elba lies about 10 km west from the Etruscan coast and is Italy's third largest island. Deep blue, clear water, white sandy beaches and rocky bays, combined with the evergreen Macchia, Eucalyptus and cork trees make up Elba`s fascination. Numerous charming bathing bays along nearly some 150 km of coast line, washed round by the blue, green or turquoise waters of the sea, are waiting to be discovered. Napoleon never experienced his exile on Elba as a banishment, and during his stay in 1814/15, he set up many panoramic routes, vineyards and historic buildings. Elba's highest mountain, Monte Capanne (1014 m), offers beautiful hiking trails from which one can enjoy magnificent views of the coast line. On a clear day, the view reaches as far as to the surrounding islands, Corse and the Italian mainland.
Getting there: Ferry from Piombino or Livorno, flights from German airports via Stuttgart or Cologne on Fridays and Saturdays