Elba Island is placed in the middle of Tyrrhenian sea, just 20 kilometers away from the coastal city of Piombino, in Tuscany. Elba is the third largest Island of Italy (after Sicily and Sardinia), and is part of the Tuscan Archipelago with other six islands (Capraia, Giannutri, Giglio, Gorgona, Pianosa and Montecristo). All the islands are part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Elba Island has 147 kilometers of shores, and is famous for its fabulous beaches and transparent sea. In particular, Marina di Campo is a well-known place for its 2 kilometers long beach, with white granite sand. On the Island it is possible to practice a large number of sport activities. For example you can dive and explore sea depths, finding many rare species of marine flora and fauna, or you can take a coastal tour of island using kayak, a special human-powered boat that moves on the sea, even where water is not deep. With kayak, you can discover the most wonderful and unreachable coves of the Island. But Elba is not only sea and beaches, because you can also jump on a mountain bike and go through the National Park, or you can explore the rich nature of Elba, trekking and reaching the top of Monte Capanne, the highest mountain of the island, 1018 meters above sea level.
Elba is divided into 8 municipalities (Portoferraio, Campo nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Porto Azzurro, Rio Marina and Rio nell'Elba). Every single town is a human size place, where tourists can relax and enjoy romantic walks, involved in the magic atmosphere of suggestive landscapes and typical restaurants of the island, where you can taste special dishes cooked according to traditional Elban recipes. All these features make Elba the perfect place for couples, families and single. If you are planning to spend your holidays on Elba, take a look on Elbareservation, a reference point website on Elba Island. On Elbareservation you can find any kind of informations about Elba accommodations and cultural events planned on the Island. In particular, this website is focused on Elba hotels and apartments. You can find a large number of them, including location, prices, services provided and availability for the period of time you need. Sometimes you can also find special promotion like last minute Elba offers.