Cala Bella, a gorgeous private bay, in the protected area of the Nature Park of the Tuscan Arcipelago, is like an 'Island' within the island of Elba. The bay, a secluded property located in the sunny south coast of the island, is nestled between two promontories and the landscape is untouched. This is a breathtaking view on the Mediterranean sea.
The romantic Villa ' La Canzone del Mare', hidden in a spectacular setting and surrounded by the scent of the Mediterranean marquis, is situated 300 m from the sea, and 80 m above sea level. The villa, accommodates its guests in apartments of different size, that sleeps each from 2 till 4.
Panoramic patio and verandas open out into a garden of Spanish broom and bougainvillea plants. MonteCristo, the island of mystery appears on the horizon. A large private park full of pine trees, eucalyptus and rosemary plants slopes down to a wild inlet among the rocks.
Cala Bella is ideally located: on the island: it's an oasis of peace but a transit-able dirt road of 1,3 km., takes in the middle of the island. Few minutes by car from nice villages as Marina di Campo or Procchio and enchanting beaches. For lovers of an unspoiled sea, at 700 m the beach of Fonza, reachable also by car, is kept unspoiled and hidden from tourism. At 300 m, a path and steps along the property, leads down to an enchanting private inlet among the rocks.
Elba is full of historical reminds and various landscapes from mountains to 138 km of coast with beautiful bays. All sports activities can be practiced. The Island of Elba is the ideal location for sports enthusiasts and those seeking an active holiday. It offers the perfect combination: nature, sea and sport.
With a distance of 10 km from the continent and a size of 224 square km, Elba is the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and actually the third-biggest of Italy.
General information: how to reach the island: Elba is well connected with the Tuscany coast in Piombino. A ferry takes 50 min to reach Portoferraio, main centre of the island. The timetable depends on the season. In high season, they run almost every hour. Piombino is about 2 hours from Florence, so a daily excursion into the city or in the Tuscan countryside is also possible. Elba is also reachable by plane flying directly to Marina di Campo that is served in summer by airlines out of Germany or to Pisa . From Pisa is easy to take a train or rent a car to Piombino .
Rental of a car on the island can be arranged on request.
Elba is the biggest island of the Tuscan Arcipelago and the third Italian biggest island.
It's a world wide famous tourist centre.
Medium degree Temperature:
Winter: 9,7°; Spring: 13,9°; Summer : 22,7° Autumn: 16,6°
April: 19°; May: 20,2°; June: 24,1°; July: 26,8°; August: 27,3°;
History: Elba, one time home-in-exile to Napoleon, has been largely ignored by English-speaking tourists.
The Island is graced with a countless variety of beaches-- from rocky coves to pebbled inlets to sandy beaches. The water is cool, refreshing, and clear.
Monte Capanne, the island's highest peak, provides hikers with a panoramic view of the mainland of Italy and the islands of Corsica, Capraia, Pianosa and Monte Cristo. Its forests and mountain trails attract hikers and mountain bikers while stables offer guided rides through the hills.
Elba has been inhabited as early as the 10th century BC by the Greeks then, through the centuries was conquered by the Etruscans, the Romans, the Normans and the Saracens. In 1802 it was annexed to France and in 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled here under the Treaty of Fontainebleau and left behind many marks, including two residences which are now open to tourists.