General Information

Some basic info to guide your visit to Elba.

The Island of Elba is the third largest Italian island, behind Sicily and Sardinia. She boasts a total area of 230 square kilometers and a perimeter of about 147 linear kilometers. Among her many natural wonders are beautiful creeks, cliffs, golden sandy beaches (and many other shades, including black!) and imposing granite cliffs.

Elba is divided into seven municipalities that all belong to the Province of Livorno:

• Portoferraio

• Rio 

• Porto Azzurro

• Capoliveri

• Campo nell'Elba

• Marciana

• Marciana Marina

The islands of Montecristo and Pianosa belong to the municipalities of Campo and Portoferraio in Elba, respectively. The other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Gorgona, Capraia, Giglio and Giannutri) belong to other jurisdictions.

Since 1996, Elba has been the capital of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Since 1991, it has been a part of the Cetacean Sanctuary – Pelagos. This is a very special protected marine area that includes the sea between Italy, France and Monaco.

How to get to Elba

The island can be reached all year round from the port of Piombino, in Tuscany. The boat trip takes just about one hour and you will sail between the gorgeous islets of Cerboli and Palmaiola, enjoying the panoramic views of the island of Capraia. To keep you company along the way, the hungry gulls and seabirds will circle above you, calling down for cookies and snacks.

Be aware: there is a high probability that you will spot shearwaters, gannets and dolphins along the way!

By plane, it is quite easy to get to Elba by landing at the airport La Pila, which is near Marina di Campo.

In the summer

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Summer of 2020

Silver Air will do only flight from and to Pisa/Florence - Island of Elba from 25 th May.  

Temporary stop of flights from Lugano and Milan (Pubblic Service)

The flight is done on a 16-seater Turbolet LET410 with a flight attendant on board.

Alatoscana S.p.A., the managing company of Marina di Campo Airport, has made available the control procedures for commercial and general aviation passengers arrivals and departures, in compliance with National and Regional Transport and Health Authority rules.
Since last March 18 th the local USMAF (Office of Maritime, Air and Border Health, directly dependent on the Ministry of Health) has issued specific procedures containing measures to protect passengers, staff and any airport user.
The procedures provide, in summary, the body temperature check of all users and passengers at the airport and also indicate the ordinary and extraordinary cleaning and disinfection methods that are regularly practiced in the premises and areas.
In respect of passengers health and with the due safeguards for the territory and Island of Elba inhabitants, Silver Air flights (Public Service Obbligation) will resume from 25 May for Pisa on Monday and Saturday and for Florence on Tuesday and Friday.
 
From June 1 st 2020, the summer timetable will come into force, as per the flight schedule provided for in the Territorial Continuity Notice shared with ENAC and the Tuscany Region.
There will be two flights to Pisa on Monday, two to Florence on Tuesday, one to Florence on Friday, two to Pisa and one to Florence on Saturday.
Silver Air flights can be booked now on www.flightsandtravels.ch or in Amadeus.
 
Flights from Elba to Milan Linate, scheduled all the summer from 1st June to 27 th September on Friday and Sunday, will be subject to national provisions regarding the possibility of travel between Regions.
Silver Air flights can be booked at www.flightsandtravels.ch or in Amadeus.
For the summer season, flights from La Chaud de Fonds to Elba are also scheduled on Friday from 19 th June to 25 th September, operated by the carrier Swiss Flight Services.
Silver Air operates also regular flights from Lugano, subject to national provisions, on Wednesday and Sunday from June 21st to 27th September.

 

Taking the ferry to Elba from the port of Piombino

The ways to get to Piombino are vast and varied; by train, car or bus you can cruise up the Tuscan coast to the charming coastal village of Piombino. You will have the opportunity to observe Elba from the coast and really get excited about your upcoming vacation. You will be enamored by her majestic mountain range and rolling green hills that are nestled in the turquoise and blue sea that reflects the colors of the sky.

There are several ways to get to Elba, and you can choose the one that is easiest and most comfortable for you. It all depends on where you are leaving from.

One thing is certain: Elba is easy to reach, and once you get there you will never want to leave!