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Approximately 35,000 people call Elba home. With Italian as its lingua franca, the Island of Elba thrives in the geographical area of Tuscany, Italy. After Sicily and Sardinia, Elba is Italy’s third largest Island, situated just 20 miles from the coastal town of Piombino. Within Elba Island lays San Martino, Napoleon’s summer residence, which has of course been transformed into a tourist attraction. As a result, you will see the letter ‘N’ embroidered everywhere. Napoleon’s death mask can be inspected at Chisea della Misericordia. Also prominent among the Elba people and the history of Elba are Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo. A place certainly worth visiting in Elba is the Museo Archeologico, where the Island’s treasures are on display.

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A place certainly worth visiting

Italy’s third largest Island, situated just 20 miles from the coastal town of Piombino

Another historical site is the Medici Fortress built by Cosmo d’Medici. Despite the small size of the Island, there are other small islands around Elba. The APT tourist office usually organises tours to these small islands, especially for the pleasure of visitors. During your stay in Elba, you could choose to enjoy Montecristo Island as well as Monte Capanne where tourists will implant lifelong memories. The beaches as well as other outdoor activities may be all you need for your recreation. Elba Island provides vacationers with lots of fun filled swimming activities and various beach games to enjoy.  

Feel free to enjoy pleasant swimming off the excellent beaches, and thereafter lay out to appreciate the warm breeze and the sun. Everywhere within the Island guarantees this special feeling, from the cities of Procchio to Biodola to Marina di Campo.  

Another city worthy of visiting is Porto Azzuro. Simply look around and you’ll find organisers of hikes around Elba. Or you could rent out a mountain bike or kayak. Enjoy shopping at its best in Elba. Seize this wonderful opportunity of relishing a wondrous shopping spree of women’s fashion and homemade crafts, etc. Other shops offer a selection of wines, both local and imported, and various swim and beach wear at budget prices.  

The nightlife at Elba is something worth experiencing. One of Elba’s frequented nightclubs is Porto Azzuro, and it’s the busiest all through the summer. However, if you fall among the category of holidaymakers that cherish privacy, then Bar Tamata is the right club for you to visit. You could also choose to enjoy live music entertainment every night at Club 64, which is located along the Procchio Beach in Marciana. Elba’s climate is likened to that of the Mediterranean.  

As part of the Mediterranean, Elba’s weather features soft winters and dry summers. Its mild climate, just like the thermoregulation of the Thyrrenian Sea, features an average temperature of 62°F/17°C. The various climatic areas are the attributes of Elba’s mountains. Plan your Elba vacation anytime from Easter through to October, as these are times when the temperatures are most friendly.  

The Isle of Elba is characterized by sub-continental Mediterranean weather conditions with an altitude of between 400m & 500m above sea level.

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