"Exactly six years ago," he said regretfully, "I was coming to the Elba, it was raining, I would heal if only I could once again hear the rain."
Napoleon before dying in 1821
Elba Island, Italy
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Elba Island, Italy
The island of Elba is a small wonder located 10 km from the Italian coast. It is located in the heart of the Tuscan Archipelago (Parco Nazionale dell'arcipelago Toscano). Elba went down in history when Napoleon was exiled there in May 1814- this visit left a touch of nostalgia in the heart of the inhabitants and a unique cultural heritage.
Among the waters of the Tuscan islands it is not uncommon to see dolphins or whales. The island of Elba is part of the sanctuary Pelagos center for the protection of marine mammals in the Mediterranean.
Elba is covered with a rich variation of vegetation and minerals, embroidering its coastline with a multitude of colors. Inland, Italian villages with meandering narrow streets and cozy restaurants animate the idyllic scene. From the mountainous, alternating cliffs, chestnut forests, oaks and umbrella pines, to the small ports, and beaches of white sand or pebbles, the island of Elba will enchant you with its beauty.
Departure from the marina Follonica on the Italian coast. Approximately 3 hours sailing to the island of Elba. Our program includes the tour of the island, but depending on the weather and desires of team members, we can venture to Corsica or make a trip through the island of Capraia.
Our Navigation Program
Day 1 Saturday: Follonica - Porto Azzurro
Boarding around 17:00, navigation about 3 hours to reach the island of Elba. Mooring in the Bay of Barbarossa. Night walk on the cliffs to Porto Azzurro, enjoy a homemade ice cream.
Day 2 Sunday: Porto Azzurro - Campo nell'Elba
Swimming, snorkeling. Sailing along the coast, lunch at anchor in front of the beach of Remaiolo. Discovery of Lacona Bay. Anchorage in Campo nell'Elba. Visit of the village. Dinner at the restaurant.
Day 3 Monday: Campo nell'Elba-Fetovaia
Breakfast and excursion to San Piero in Campo and Sant'Ilario. two wonderful little villages overlooking the sea. Return to the sailboat around 15:00 and departure for the beautiful cove of Fetovaia. Swimming, snorkeling, aperitif.
Day 4 Tuesday: Fetovaia-Enfola
Sailing around the western end of the island with superb views of Monte Capane which rises to 1019 m. Stop swimming in Ripa Barata, beautiful snorkeling. Mooring at Capo d'Enfola dinner on the boat or restaurant. Admire the sunset.
Day 5 Wednesday: Enfola - Portoferraio
Walk on Capo d'Enfola and swim. Navigation to reach Portoferraio. Anchorage near the old port, visit the old town, the villa Napoleon, dinner at the restaurant.
Day 6 Thursday: Portoferraio - Porto Azzuro
Sailing along the east coast, stop at Cavo. Swimming, beach, visit of the village. Mooring in the Mola of Porto Azzurro, evening in town, restaurants, bar, etc.
Day 7 Friday: Porto Azzurro - Folonica
Swimming at the beach of Calanova, aperitif at the bar. Around 14:00 return navigation to Folonica. About 3 hours of navigation. Refuel, moor the boat. Exit to a village restaurant or dinner on the boat.
Day 8 Saturday: Follonica
Breakfast at the marina cafe, disembarkation around 9:00.
A monohull rental approximately 13 m long.
4 double cabins are at your disposal for accommodation.
Cabins can be shared or booked for one person.
For more comfort we limit the cruise to a maximum of 8 people.
For a private booking (family, company, association, etc.) we accommodate up to 8 people.
Cruises from Saturday to the following Saturday
from 20.06.20 to 25.07.20