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City break in Elba Island. Active leisure ideas for Elba Island - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Elba has a lot to offer to those, who like active and even extreme leisure. During one day here you can relax on a beach, dive to learn about the mystery underwater life, and go for a short-term cruise to a neighboring island. Pianosa is perfect for that. By the order of Napoleon, the island was inhabited, later used as a prison and now it is almost deserted, though there is a small settlement with the most beautiful houses. If you have an opportunity, visit the reserved island Montecristo, which was inhabited in the times of the Phoenicians.
There are lots of charming bays and gulfs for leisure on Elba; the island has very different beaches. Paolina mixed sand and pebble-stone beach is widely regarded as one of the most scenic … Open
A unique peculiarity of Elba is a big amount of small secure beaches, where you can get only by sea. Thanks to this, you can have catamaran or boat trips around the shore every day, discovering new places. Just remember, such beaches are usually popular among nudists. On any “civilized” beach you can easily rent a water-ski or a jet ski. The admirers of kite-surfing just love those island winds. Those, who like to go fishing, can do that at the shore or rent a boat and go to the open sea.
Elba is quite popular among divers. There are different reasons for that – good visibility, comfortable water temperature during warm seasons, and the diversity of underwater world inhabitants. By the way, if you have never been diving before, never mind. You can get a training and a license on the island. And there are definitely places to dive here. Underwater grottos and caves allow you to meet all the inhabitants of the Mediterranean Sea at once. Red, white, and yellow honorias, lobsters, barracudas, codfish, and were greenfinches live here. You should also visit the museum, dedicated to the memory of the famous diver Jacques Mayol, located in Pareti. By the way, many good diving routes start there. Good visibility will allow those, who prefer snorkeling, to have a good time too. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Island of Elba offers its guests more than 200 hotels, inns and apartments to choose from. The most luxurious hotels are situated in Portoferraio, and exclusive Hermitage hotel is the one of … Open
You should get to the highest point of the island – Capanne Mountain. If you want, you can walk there or use a cable railroad, and walk down on foot. Keep in mind, the cable railroad does not have stops, so you should hop on and off on the go. However, there are a lot of walking routes around the island and the observation platform on Capanne Mountain is not the only place with a great view. Most of them start at Marciana Marina. Those, who like kayaking and extreme activities will also find something to do – there are routes of increased complexity. If you want, you can also rent a car. However, don’t worry, if you don’t have an international driving license – in any town or camping you can easily rent a bicycle.
Leave at least one day for visiting local SPA-salons. If you don’t like traditional mud treatment, try seaweed wrapping. There are also places to party in Elba. The center of nightlife is definitely Porto Azzurro. This is the place, where most bars with live music, nightclubs, and theme discos are located. However, you can spend a romantic evening in any seaside café, and in any big settlements on island you will find street bars that serve unique cocktails.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Elba Island and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Elba Island
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Arcipelago Toscano' , 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Corse' , 121.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Elba Island
♥   Amusement park 'Cavallino Matto' Castagneto Carducci, 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Elba Island
♥   Water park 'Acquavillage' Follonica, Livorno, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Acquavillage' Cecina, Livorno, 61.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Sunpark' Tirrenia, Pisa, 94 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Elba Island
♥   Restaurant 'Capo Nord' MARCIANA MARINA. Type - Seafood. 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Da Pilade' Capoliveri. Type - Regional cuisine. 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Chiasso' CAPOLIVERI. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tamata' Porto Azzurro. Type - Creative. 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria dei Quattro Gatti' PORTO AZZURRO. Type - Seafood. 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Attractions and entertainment in Italy

Another fashionable area for active tourism in Italy is diving. The best places for diving are in Liguria in the waters of the Ligurian Sea, in Sicily, Sardinia, and the Pontiac archipelago. On the coast of Italy, there is no such a diversity of the underwater world, as in tropical countries. Under water however, you can find a huge number of artifacts. Near the coast of Sicily there are wrecks of sunken warships, some ships have been resting on the seabed since the time of the Roman Empire. At the coast of Ustica in Sicily, you can dive into submerged caves and meet with local inhabitants - barracudas, tunas, rays and morays. At the bottom of the banks of the Pontic archipelago, many divers are hoping to find the lost pirate treasure. Very popular diving at Cape Portofino, off the coast of the island of Elba, you can find red corals, squid, jellyfish, sea urchins and scorpions. … Open
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City break ideas for neighbours of Elba Island

Guide to your best city break in Elba Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Elba Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Elba Island?' disappears immediately.
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