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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2015

Where can I go for snorkeling and equipment rentals? Swim with sharks?
Hows the humidity first week of Sept.? To the locals what is ur favorite restuarant?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2015
AREA to stay in Elba

Travelling to Elba with my Mum and Dad at the end of May, beginning of June.

Due to the Bus time tables from Florence, we would be on Elba for 4nights.

Ideally like to pick 1 hotel for the 4nights, and do day trips from that base.

Tried to research the best area to stay in Elba, with no luck. Suggestions seem to be;

Marina di Campo/ Porto Azzuro/ Cavoli.

Obviously I need to narrow it down to 1.
They are both 50yrs old, we would like to see all of the 'touristy' things that Elba has to offer, and also a couple of walks, and a beach.

So in short, best AREA to stay in Elba.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2014
No Question Title  (3 Answers)

i am going to Elba on the 5th of September, this is my second time visiting and i would like to visit a vineyard. Can anyone suggest one that is easy to get to on public transport. I am staying in Marina di Campo.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2014
Taxi tours on Elba  (3 Answers)

Is it possible to have a taxi tour from the port around the island?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2013
Ferry Piombino to Portoferraio  (2 Answers)

Is it necessary to book the ferry in advance? We are driving from Switzerland late september on a saturday and hope to arrive in the late afternoon. As we don't know how traffic will be I prefer not to reserve.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2013
Budget accomodation.  (2 Answers)

Could you suggest a nice and budget accomodation on this island; please?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2013
Where to stay in early october?  (3 Answers)

I try to find the best place for the first week of october for our group of 7. 2 couples are about 30 y.o., me and my husband 53 y.o. and our 13 y.o. son. Me exepting they are all fanatic mountain bikers and will bring their own bikes. We do not need all inclusive but would like to have breakfast and nearby restaurants for dinner. Sea view would be fantastic, a beach where my son could do some windsurfing, public bus nearby, appartments for the youngers and hotel for us, a big house with enough rooms? Any idea?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2010
Ferryboats + accomodation  (3 Answers)

Hello everybody,

I am going to Elba on 21 August with my 3 friends and I am wondering If there is significant difference between costs of ferryboat companies or is it similar.
Regardnig accomodation: I checked few apartments but without possibility to book it. I went through many sites and apartments are same on every site.
Does anybody know please If there is any site with booking or we could travel without booking and find it after arrival?

Thanks a lot in advance for any reply!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2009
lucy  (1 Answer)

We are a family of 5 - two adults, 16yr old, 12 and 10. Is this a good island to vi9sit with family and what types of activities do you recommend Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2007
Places to stay in late March '08  (4 Answers)

Does anyone know a nice place to stay that would be open in late March on Isola D'Elba?

I know we are travelling in the off season and we don't want to arrive to find there is nothing open. Any advice?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2007
Visiting Elba Mid-Late October

I've read that the main tourist season is May and September. Does that mean things shut down in October? Will many hotels/ restaurants be closed? Will they charge higher prices for people visiting off-season?

Thanks for any tips :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2007
shops/car hire elba  (1 Answer)

Never been to elba b4 but going camping there in july. Can you hire a car on the island? Are there reasonable size supermarkets? I am familiar with Corsica & Sardinia but know elba is a bit smaller! Any help appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2006
Is it possible to travel on public transport on Isola d'Elba  (2 Answers)

We have planned a visit to Isola d'Elba mid June and are staying in Portoferrai for three nights. We are wondering whether it is possible to travel around the island using public transport or would we need to hire a car?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2006

I am coming to Elba for the first time from August 19 for through August 27. I like to stay in town (rather than in the counrtyside) so I can walk easily at night to dinner, but I don't like a town that it too touristy. Any suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2005
Low-key part of Elba to stay / chill?  (1 Answer)

Hello! I'm ending a fairly crazy trip through Russia with 4 days on Elba. My quesiton is where would be best place to stay that would be fairly low-key in mid August (Aug 10-14 to be specific). I'd be prefectly happy on a beach and exploring on foot for 4 days. The more chill the better (how crowded will it be?) Can anyone recommend a part of the island? Any place in particular to stay?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2005
Visitng Isola d' Elba, Elba off the west coast in ITaly

hello VT members, Does anyone have ideas on traveling, sites, pretty villages, lodging and hidden treasures for the BUDGET traveler on Elba? We will go there in April 2005, if we can. thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2004
Car ferries to the island  (2 Answers)

Hello! On our tour of Europe we're planning to hop over to Elba for a day from Piombino. I have phone numbers for Moby Lines ferries, but no idea how much the ferry costs or how many sailings there are per day. Has anyone used the ferry recently and can therefore give me some advice? Many thanks! Kitten x

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2003
Stay on Elba?  (3 Answers)

I'm taking a biking tour through Tuscany in early June that ends on the island of Elba. I've got 4 days to kill after the tour ends, until I leave from Rome. I've always heard that the Amalfi Coast was beautiful and thought about going down there after the tour, but it looks like a tough trip down there (almost a full day!). Should I just plan on staying in Elba? Are there good shops and restaurants? My alternate plan is to rent a car in Piombino and head back in to Tuscany to catch other sights that I might have missed. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks.

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