Hidden Gems for Elba

Find great things to do in Elba

Italy’s third-largest island has exceptionally clear water, fine white-sand beaches, a fine seafaring cuisine, lovely island wines, and landscape just made for hiking and biking. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Elba.

1. Hidden Gem Elba: Gelateria La Svolta

This little juwel is definitely a ice cream heaven! People love the traditional and the modern flavors because of their smooth texture and the pieces of fruits and nuts the ice cream contains. You simply taste that the Gelateria only uses high quality ingredients. They also have VERY special ice cream flavors like one with chili pepper. La Svolta is located in Marciana Marina.

Gelateria La Svolta

Gelateria La Svolta / © Instagram: mugelloru

2. Hidden Gem Elba: Agriturismo Agricola Montefabbrello

This rustic restaurant offers taste and healthiness using local vegetables and meats to create traditional, simple and wonderful dishes. The Montefabbrello farm grows its own wheat to make pasta, grapes to make wine and olives to produce oil. The fruit and veggies are of course also homegrown. The restaurant is surrounded by green olive trees and vineyards, so a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy lunch or dinner.


Montefabbrello / © Facebook: Agriturismo

3. Hidden Gem Elba: Mount Capanne

The top of Mount Capanne is worth a visit for its beautiful panorama opening to 360°over the whole Elba and the Tuscan Archipelago. Try to reach the top during a clear day, preferably starting early in the morning when the visibility is good. To reach the top of Mount Capanne, you can do it by foot along a path that crosses a thick forest of chestnut trees, in about three hours walk. Else you can take the gondola which is to be found between the villages of Poggio and Marciana.

Mount Capanne

Mount Capanne / © Instagram: coridid

4. Hidden Gem Elba: Spiaggia Padulella

Spiaggia della Padulella is right around the corner from Spiaggia Capo Bianco and is one of the most popular beaches. This beautiful beach with mostly white rocks (but also some patches with sand) has a wonderful panorama. The nicest thing about this beach are the varying colors in the water and the really nice view of the fort across the water in Portoferraio. Since 1971 it has been a marine reserve area, so the sea is rich in fauna and therefore suitable for snorkeling.

Spiaggia Padulella

Strand Padulella / © Instagram: ivantex

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