AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME!
Elba Island is a great destination for Divers, Nature and sport lovers! It lays between Corsica and the Tuscany mainland and is part of the Marine Archipelago. It is the third largest Italian island after Sardinia and Sicily with 224 kmq and over 129 beautiful beaches and coves along its coast and takes only 50 min to reach by ferry from Piombino.
It has the perfect terrain and climate for exploring with temperatures between 16°- 25°C . The island is very lush and wild in many areas and is covered with the typical Mediterranean plants, flowers and large pine trees. There is also a wide variety of wild life including Mountain Sheep and Eagles.On land it is rich in culture with a millennium of history including Roman Villas and Napoleonic dwellings scattered among the hills and pine forest. Today the island combines the beauty of the sea, the purity of the air and the fascination of the ancient Mediterranean villages with their little curvy streets and colorful fishermen boats directly by the Sea! The main attraction of course is the clear waters and the many dive sites all around Elba! Elba is also where famous free-diver, Jacques Mayol lived and did many of his historical dives in the waters right outside his “Villa Glaucos”.
Later his life and accomplishments were the inspiration to Luc Besson’s cult movie, “The Big Blue”
Plane: Rome, Florence and Pisa Airport, on arrival catch the train to Piombino Marittima and then the ferryboat to Portoferraio.
Link: Directions from Portoferraio to Villa Mayol
GPS: 42.715032, 10.384215