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Elba in 3 days

What to do in Elba in a weekend?

Have you tried to visit the island of Elba in one day but the time wasn't enough? Here is an itinerary to visit the island of Elba in 3 days without missing any of the most beautiful parts of the island.

Day One: Portoferraio

This itinerary starts from the main town on the island. On the first day, after disembarking from the ferry in Portoferraio, your vacation can start:

  • in the morning there are to see the Medici fortresses
  • the afternoon can be devoted to relaxation: near Portoferraio are some of the most beautiful beaches on Elba, such as Padulella, delle Ghiaie and Capo Bianco
  • in the evening nothing better than a dinner in one of the small restaurants in the historic center of Portoferraio, where you can taste the many typical dishes of the island of Elba

Day Two: The Western Ring

The Western Ring of Elba Island is the coastal road from Procchio to Marina di Campo. But to call it simply a "road" is reductive. It takes just under two hours to travel the Western Ring by car. A route full of naturalistic and scenic treasures all to be admired, such as:

  • Pauline islet
  • Marciana Marina
  • Poggio
  • gulf of Fetovaia

Better arm yourself with hiking boots because the most beautiful spots may require some walking. A word of advice: stop to eat in the small restaurants in the towns you will find along the way, obviously preferring seafood dishes.

Day Three: Napoleon

The first two days were dedicated to hiking and nature. The third day of this trip will be dedicated to culture. In particular, it will be dedicated to retracing the footsteps of one of Elba's most distinguished honored citizens: Napoleon.

  • Villa dei Mulini and Villa San Martino were the two residences of the French Emperor in Portoferraio.
  • The name "Napoleon's chair" refers to the favorite rock of the French Emperor, who used to stop here to get lost in his gaze towards Corsica