Elba Island is the third largest Italian island after Sicily and Sardinia and is the largest in the Tuscan Archipelago.
It has recently become part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park together with the islands of Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri.
Elba’s coastline 147 km long: its main mountain (Monte Capanne) is 1019 metres high, accessed via pathways or by a panoramic cable car.
Measuring 224 km², the island is situated 10 km from the mainland with an excellent ferryboat service taking only one hour from Piombino to Portoferraio (the island’s main town).
Elba has approximately 30,000 inhabitants; of these, 11,000 live in Portoferraio. The island is divided into 8 municipal districts.
It has an asphalt road network of 160 km and 80 km of panoramic macadam roads.
The climate is always mild with an average annual temperature of about 16°; the average in winter is about 10°, 14° in spring, 23° in summer and 17° in autumn. The average water-temperature in April is always about 19°, 20° in May, about 24° in June, 26,8° in July, 27,3° in August, 25,5° in September and 23,1° in October.