The Tuscan island of Elba is most famous as the home of Napoleon after he was exiled after the Battle of Leipzig, but despite it’s historic importance, the Island of Elba, Italy, is a favourite holiday destination for its beautifully wild and stunningly varied natural landscapes. Everything from glorious white sand beaches to rugged mountains, lush vineyards to secluded inlets can be enjoyed from a holiday rental villa in Elba, Tuscany and the strong culture of the tiny villages and towns make staying in an Elba property a genuine delight.
Almost every style of beach can be found on the island of Elba. Long, fine white sand beaches meet craggy headlands and steep cliffs that hide tiny, secluded cove beaches in parts of the island, providing idyllic beaches for visitors of every taste. The wonderful scenery provides a wealth of topics for artists and photographers, but it is the underwater photography credentials of an Island of Elba holiday that really causes excitement. The crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, awash with life, attract scuba divers, snorkellers and underwater photographers from around the world. There are plenty of scuba diving centres and water sports facilities on the Island of Elba, Italy, as well as a great range of sailing schools.
On dry land, the Island of Elba is home to some fantastic nature, which makes walking and cycling through the already impressive countryside an even more exciting prospect. Lovers of outdoor sports are all catered for, from those who love to walk in the hills, and look out over the forests, historic villages and azure waters of the sea, as well as those who love to go mountain biking, horse riding and rock climbing. Of all the methods of touring the island, one of the most peaceful and scenic is kayak touring. The coast is amazingly varied, and taking to the water under your own steam is a wonderful way to discover the hidden treasures of the Island of Elba.
You can even play golf in Elba. Elba Golf course is a wonderfully well designed, 18 hole golf course, offering wide open fairways and fast running greens. Elba golf offers a perfect round for both beginners and experts, and there are plenty of English speaking golf instructors on hand to help you perfect your game.
The amazing, rugged coastline of Camp nell’Elba, Italy, is a huge attraction for tourists looking at self catering Elba accommodation. The high granite cliffs and long, sandy beaches make an Elba villa in Camp nell’Elba a real treat for beach lovers.
There are regular winds keeping the air fresh during the summer, also creating the perfect conditions for windsurfing, sailing and parasailing. Air temperatures remain remarkably similar throughout the year, with temperatures averaging around 28˚C in the warmest month (August), and an amazingly warm 18˚C in the coldest (January). The sea is perfect for swimming in all year round, with water temperatures changing between 15 and 25˚C throughout the year.
Ferries arrive into the ports of Portferraio, Porto Azzurro and Rio Marina having made the 10km journey from the Italian mainland. Elba Airport, or the Marina di Campo Airport receives inbound flights from Firenze, Milan and Pisa.