Elba Island may be considered as remote and not as well known as others, but it’s packed with beautiful and breathtaking sights. This Italian Island offers activities for every traveller. Also known as Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile, this destination is heaving with historical facts and rich cultural heritage. Covered with colorful villages, celestial beaches and lush green terrains, your eyes will never grow bored of gazing at the many wonders of Elba Island. So what are some of the places you could visit on your trip? Here’s some ideas. Click here to see the article where I took inspiration from.
Beach of Samson
With white and turquoise combining to make crystal clear waters, this beach rightfully holds it title for being one of the most beautiful beaches on Elba Island. With the waters being so clear, it’s a perfect destination for you to participate in some snorkelling activities. This beach is famous for the large white roundish rocks that surround it and also the cave that provides an enchanted feeling as you swim through it. It may be considered as a beach that is quite hidden compared to others, but it’s heavenly and should definitely be a spot to visit on a trip to the Island.
Parco Minerario dell’Isola
Situated northeast of the island, in this lovely little town called Rio Marina, is a iron and mineral mining exhibition. Fun for all the family, it tours old mines where you’ll get to witness nearly three thousand years of work. Just jump on board a train and the driver will lead you through all the sites, passing one of the largest mining sites in Elba Island called Valle Giove and the fun doesn’t stop there; kids and adults can all have the opportunity to dig for treasure on reaching the top of the mining fields. Rio Marina also offers a wide selection of stalls to explore and collect a souvenir from your trip, or grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.
This mount in the town of Marciana is said to be one of the most exciting things to venture up to. Exciting partly because of the views surrounding it, but mainly because of the cable car journey that is offered to all who’d like to reach the top. Many have caved at the idea of being lifted up the mountain by something that looks like a yellow birdcage, but those who have confronted the challenge never regret it. It has an outstanding trail, so maybe after the cable car up, you might like the sound of a 2 hour walk back down, for those who enjoy a good hike. The scenery surrounding the mountain is captivating to say the least. The island and other islands like Tuscan Archipelago are visible from the top along with an abundance of greenery, beautiful bays and more.
From mining to mountain trails or just a nice time lounging on a beautiful beach, the list of things to do in Elba Island can never be exhausted and there’s plenty of options to suite all individuals. I’ve only listed a view that would tempt you to visit and with there being a selection of ferries to Elba Island, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see the sites.