Elba is an island in Tuscany, Italy, 20 km from the coastal town of Grosseto.
It is the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, and the third biggest Italian island.
Elba and other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri) are protected in the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.
The island is divided into eight communes: the capital Portoferraio, Campo nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Porto Azzurro, Rio Marina and Rio nell'Elba.
French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Elba when overthrown (the first time), inspiring the famous palindrome: "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
More recently, the island has become famed for its wine.
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After Hui Chin and I explored Capri we went back to Sorrento by a Hydrofoil.
Rushed to Naples by the Lightrail train from sorrento to catch another train to Livorno, where we had to catch another little train to Piombino and we caught another ferry to the Isle of Elba of Napoleonic fame.
Portoferraio, the capital of Elba was another very nice place, but it did not have the crowds of Capri.
As a matter of fact when we were there it looked like a sleepy little town to us, with very friendly people.
Hurray, another island done in our island hopping sojourn.
Some of my
photos of the Isle of Elba (Click to enlarge)
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