Napoleons Country House on Elba. Villa S. Martino and museum demidoff.Set in the hills with beautiful veiws over the harbour of Portoferrio. Not much inside the house, but worth a look.Do make sure you know the return times of the busses as in the afternon they are less frequent and you could end up waiting a couple of hours.more
Blue World Trattoria-Pizzaria, in Piombino just a short walk from the train station.Fantastic food really cheap and a great atmosphere.The pizza oven is a large mushroom. Funny waiters. There were a group of girls having a works outing in there ended up like a pary Great! Asti Spumanti at only 5.50 Euros for a whole bottel had two. Spaggettii al a...more
On board the Moby Baby, we had breakfast in the bar, my friend had coffee and a sandwich and I had fresh orange juice and a Sandwich, delicious. On board the boat, good way of saving some time too. There sandwiches comprised of what looked like a pizza folded in half and heated up in a mini grill.Mine had had cheese olives and tomatoes in it it...more
Get your tickets for the bus to Piombino Marritima in the train station at Piombino.Once in the port cross the road to some building and go upstairs to the ticket offices for the ferries, there are two ferry lines Moby and Toremar.We got on the Moby Baby which was the next ferry leaving for Portoferrio in Elba, once you have your ticket walk...more
OR RATHER GETTING AWAY:- We returned on the 4.30 ferry The Moby Lally, prefered the Moby Baby as there was no outside seating on this one and it was hot in the bar.Once back at Piombino Marritima,we had trouble finding the ticket office for the bus and train so, head back to the bus stop and with the bus stop behind you and the water on your right...more
When in Italy remember to buy your tickets for the bus before going to the bus stop, you can buy these normally in the Tabacs or Bars and sometimes at train or bus stations. Once on the bus remember to validate your ticket in the machine or you could be finded.
For the train you must validate your ticket on the platform before getting on the train, the fines are substantial.
When disembarking from the ferry ether get to the door early or be prepared for a long wait in the crowds and the heat.
It took nearly an hour before we could get off, and as our time was limited we lost a valuable part of the day.
elba itself is a tourist trap: you can't even imagine how many tourists you can find trapped there in august!
1.) SUN-Protection 2.) Beware of Hornets / Wasps: one day I weared a long (!) shirt, and a hornet flew directly into the sleeve and got panicked.... Fortunately the next drugstore was near enough, but I felt dizzy and the bit paines got more and more, my arm swoll up, so the Vespa-tour was finished for the day! Biking Tripmore
Ther are some fantatic beaches and scubba diving on Elba.This picture is of the beach at Marino Di Campo.ELBAN LEGENDSTHE ARGONAUTS Even in the 3rd century B.C., the beach called the Ghiaie was covered with small, smooth stones, just as we see it today. In fact, Apollonio Rodio said that the Argonauts came ashore here on Elba: 'They dried up their...more
If you fancy something different why not take a cruise on the Nautilus a glass bottom boat with bar and hi-fi on board.Two tours a daymorning tour leaves Portoferrio at 10.30 returning at 12.30Afternoon tour leaves from Marician Marina (on the north west coast)at 15.30 returning at 17.45 in low season in hight seson the Portferrio tour is the same...more
If u like swimming like me, there is a beautiful place to do it.. but remember that sometimes it could be possible to see a shark.. so be careful !
Go to Blue World Trattoria to eat. My most favourite thing on Piombino was the Restaurant, but to be fair we only used the place to stop off before going on to Elba. In Elba it was arriving in the beautiful harbour of Portoferrio, with an old fort on the hill and little sail boats, beautiful.more
THE ETRUSCIAN discoverd this beautiful corner early: they cut each out their rooms of the large mountain area that seems to have been walled like an big city! When going insid one of the rooms you find 3 benches of stone inside: 1 left, 1 right and 1 in front of you astern. Sometimes there are circle-round stones or some other things similar to an...more