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- Incredible beaches
- Unique photography spots
- Good wines
- An island of contrasts
- Unique experiences
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Treat yourself with a luxury stay in elegant Vacation rentals, a lovely stay by the sea or pick a property surrounded by nature. Portoferraio is one of the most popular choices for travelers and locals alike. If you travel with children, you will love Marina di Campo, close to an incredible aquarium with more than 150 species. Marciana Marina is a lovely and little gem of the island that still keeps the architectural features of the 18th century and if you look for a quiet and unique place to stay, the highest and oldest town on the island is Marciana Alta, a lovely town only accessible by foot, with an interesting city center of narrow alleys and a Pisan Fortress. In Capoliveri you will be close to the vineyards and if you choose a vacation rental in Porto Azzurro you will stay in one of the most popular towns on the island.Dream a little dream
Have a wonderful stay in Elba choosing a unique vacation rental for your family or your group of friends. Enjoy the magnificent terraces with stunning views of the sea or the mountains. Plan a barbecue by the pool and unwind reading your favorite book. Cute decorations, cozy spaces and large rooms to have enough space for two, three, four or even eight people. Your stay in a vacation rental will be a unique experience to treat yourself to the best Vacations on the Mediterranean!
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The area and getting around
Elba is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea and it is accessible in many ways, from plane to boat or by bus and then, the ferry from Port of Piombino Marittima. This island is known for harboring Napoleon during his exile in 1814. Can you find Napoleon’s secret rooms? The island boasts a wide variety of landscapes with different atmospheres. From the mining complex in Ginevro to the astonishing azure waters of Capo Sant’Andrea. Take a tour of the island and reach the high peaks to take in the panoramic views. Get your walking gear and explore the hiking trails or go underwater to explore the stunning seabed of the Tuscan Archipelago.Inspiring soul and senses
Let Elba seduce you with its music, its culture and its cuisine. Expect the unexpected as there is much more than meets the eye. As an island, Elba offers breathtaking and picture-perfect beaches on the north side with tropical waters but as you start exploring the coast and the inland locations you will discover truly amazing views that will wow you as you spot them. Let the iridescent colors between Rio Marina and Cavo mesmerise you or get deeper into the northwest side of Elba to see the gorgeous forest of Mount Perone and Mount Capanne. Don’t wait any longer and get to know this beautiful island!
Travelers and activities
The north coast of Elba features stretches of white sand lapped by turquoise waters. Capoliveri is a stunning area with incredible beaches of minerals and several tunnels to explore below sea level. Ghiaie, Forno, Cavoli, Sottobomba, Sansone are just some of the beaches that await you. Enjoy the golden sands of the Cottoncello, the white beaches at Capo Bianco and the black pebbles of the Tomb. Barabarca is a beautiful beach near Capoliveri, the red sands of the mineral mining area are unique and the Innamorata or Sweetheart Beach is quite popular because every summer the scarf duel takes place on July 14th.Elba for photography lovers
If you love taking pictures, Elba is the perfect backdrop for your memories. The island is a natural gem with hidden spots and incredible sights of magical vibes. Capo Sant’Andrea is one of the most popular spots for those who want to capture the cliffs dipping into the azure waters or the magenta flowers covering the area when they are in bloom. Trekking along the paths you will be able to see hundreds of wild flowers that will look like floral gardens. Discover the arid zone of Il Termine, that resembles Arizona
„Did you know that the island's granite was used in ancient times to build some of the most famous monuments in the world including the Pantheon of Rome and the Cathedral of Pisa?“
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If you are fascinated by castles and legends of knights you must visit the Fortress of Volterraio, maybe the most ancient building on the island. This fortress was always used for defensive purposes against the pirates who could never conquer it. This is a great day out visiting this magnificent castle.2. Hike the Capanne Mount
Do you want a hiking challenge? Reach the peak of Capanne Mount, one of the highest points of Elba. Follow the trails that will take you to the peak, admire the flora and the unique landscape once you reach the top. Not a hiking fan? You can still get the stunning views by reaching the lookout by cable car in less than twenty minutes. Prepare your camera and be ready to take amazing shots of the wonderful views and the Mediterranean Sea.3. Ride around the island by bicycle
The island of Elba can be counted among the ideal destinations for cycling lovers: mountain bike, road bike or extreme bike, the island does not spare itself and it is very generous. It can be travelled far and wide with different levels of difficulty: get yourself a map with the available routes and choose the most appropriate ones according to your fitness levels. Bring some water and sun protection!4. Enjoy the flavors of Elba
Vacations are the balance between sightseeing and good meals. The island offers a wide variety of fresh seafood, pasta and local dishes where its flavors will surprise you because of the combination of different ingredients. Fantasy and knowledge come together to give their cuisine a special refined touch. Try the Rio style stockfish or the gurguglione. Have some cacciucco (fish soup), delicious octopus, stuffed sardines or the picarels.5. The wines of the island
Every good meal deserves a good wine to be paired with. Elba used to have many hectares of vineyards and although nowadays there are less, they still have first class wine with the AOC label. Enjoy a nice meal with Moscato, Aleatico, Rosato, Ansonica or Elba White.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Elba
On average, how much do vacation rentals in Elba cost?
Based on our data, Elba has an average price of $155.99 per night, a relatively high one for a destination in Italy.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
According to our data from the previous year, the months with the cheapest prices in Elba are October, April and May, with average prices of $120.83, $131.36, and $134.97, respectively.
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Elba?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Elba was August, with an average price of $234.25 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $201.8, and June, with $164.24.
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Elba?
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Elba, it is necessary to think ahead as 66% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data in 2020.
What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?
May, April and June are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 60.4%, 56%, and 45.25%.
When are fewer rentals available in Elba?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 12.4% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by November (19.75%), and December (20.5%).
How many rentals does Holidu have in Elba?
Our catalogue features around 2200 properties from 34 partners, giving you plenty of choice when searching for your next dream vacation rental!