The island of Elba is the third largest island in Italy and measures roughly 224 sqkm. It is surrounded by crystal clear sea with variegated shades of blue, richly populated sea beds and many different small sandy beaches, shingle coves hidden between lush vegetation and sheer cliff faces.
The island of Elba is covered in rich Mediterranean maquis made up of chestnut trees, pine trees, cork oaks, holm oaks, white heather, broom, gorse and pretty strawberry trees. In spring the maquis is in full bloom and the intense perfume and colours of the gorse and broom and other spring flowers and herbs fill the hillside footpaths. The island of Elba is part of the National park of the Tuscan archipelago, an ideal location for nature lovers.