Hotel - Residence - Wine factory - Sailing School - Diving - Elba Island
|Hotel Fabricia ****||Hotel Mare ***||Residence Villa Conti||Hotel Punta Pina ***|
|Residence Hotel Villa Mare ***||Hotel Grotte del Paradiso **||Hotel Santo Stefano **||Hotel Tirrena **|
|Tenuta Acquabona||Segel Club Elba||Unica Diving|
Beaches and small coves with varied and polished gravel, rock and sand are framed by green Mediterranean or by rows of tamarisk.
The magic of colors of the bay enchant the view, not a case it was chosen as a holiday resort in the first century A.D. by some Roman noble families; the three villas built on Elba two overlook the Gulf of
Portoferraio: the Grotte and Linguella.
The stretch of sea between the city of Portoferraio and the point of Scarpellini and the surrounding coast were spectators of the passage of many ancient peoples, who left traces of their presence throughout the territory. This strip of Island contains historical testimonies of Roman, Romanesque, Medici and French.
The Church of Santo Stefano alle Trane and the Volterraio castle, which overlooks the bay, mark the passage of the Maritime Republic of Pisa, that during the Middle Ages endowed the entire Island of defensive measures against repeated attacks by pirates.
The strategic location of the bay took her to play since dal'antichità a leading role in the safety of the ships that sailed in the Mediterranean and is now the gym most suitable for learning sailing while offering safe moorings for recreational boating.
The transparency of water, the varies types of the seabed and the richness of the fish fauna are the prerogatives of this sea, that boasts the presence of a zone of biological protection: that of Scoglietto. Established in 1971, covers the stretch of sea between Punta Falcone and Capo Bianco; is a perfect place for diving, reported on the new Blue Guide of Legambiente and Touring Club, between the ideal places for snorkeling and diving.
Among the green of the mediteranean spot winds a network of trails to satisfy also the more dynamic hiker, whether you like trekking or mountain biking and for the less adventurous there is the opportunity to visit a garden of acclimatization, the Ottone Garden created by Dr. Joseph Garbari, has an extension of approximately 23 hectares and contains numerous exotic plant species accompanied by an explanatory note.
In the plain of Schiopparello and Magazzini, bounded on one side by a long beach and the other by wooded hills, traditional varieties from the island and ancient olive trees produce a wide range of DOC and oil IGP (Protected Geographical Indication).