The island of Elba is one of the most popular places in the region, and anyone visiting Tuscany should visit the island on a day excursion. The island is the largest in the area, and in fact is the third largest in Italy, the first two being Sardinia and Sicily. It is part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, which comprises nine islands in all.
Elba is famous for being the place where Napoleon stayed during his exile in the early 19th century. It is also renowned for its fascinating history as it has been inhabited for centuries. The museums have some important collections to explore, and there are also other great attractions in the area, like Palazzina dei Mulini, which dates back to the 19th century, and the thermal baths in San Giovanni.
The extraordinary richness of its landscapes, both land and marine, turns the island of Elba into a unique destination in Tuscany. The sea around the island is spectacularly clear, the beaches are stunning and the landscape is rugged and beautiful. As such, it is an excellent place for outdoor activities, with snorkelling, diving, sailing and hiking all popular pursuits.
Elba is the perfect place for outdoor sports and activities. Among the most appreciated sports, there is diving and snorkelling in Elba, thanks to its rich sea beds housing lots of different species of fish. But outdoors lovers can also enjoy spending time on land hiking and mountain biking, enjoying a round of golf, a day of sailing or enjoying days of complete relaxation.
You can reach Tuscany on a hired set of wheels and from there, you could reach the island of Elba by waterways. Portoferraio is usually the first town you see when arriving at Elba Island. You can hire a car to reach Tuscany while you are holidaying in Italy. www.car-rental-italy.com provides car rentals with attractive customizable economy packages. So take pleasure to explore the place, with your hired set of wheels and cherish your hassle free and memorable holiday for a lifetime.