Sport, nature, culture and gastronomy Elba Island


But as well as its sun and sea, it also offers visitors the magic of history, with Napoleon Bonaparte's residences, the Volterraio castle soaring above the sea approaches to Portoferraio, the town walls built by its Medici rulers, and also the museum of archaeology and the mines, with a rich geology unrivalled on other islands.
Not to mention flora, fauna and marine life that attract experts and academics from all over the world Sports lovers will find the Island of Elba an ideal place for long days spent cycling or hiking, surrounded at every bend and incline by wild nature with breath-taking views.
Sailing, diving and kayaking enthusiasts will be able to fully appreciate its wildest side and discover hidden corners, with inlets and coves not accessible from the land. For a relaxing, wellness break, visitors can also choose the Spa, on the outskirts of Portoferraio, ideal for recharging both body and mind.
Elba's traditional cuisine, its olive oil and its unique wines offer our visitors unforgettable evenings in the many small local restaurants, set on narrow streets or terraces with views of splendid sunsets. Hotel Acquamarina is located near the centre of the Island of Elba, and so all points of interest, including museums, attractions or other beaches, are just a few minutes' drive away.
Trekking on the island of Elba The trend that sees trekking taking possession of the days of those who spend their vacations by the sea is increasingly marked. Wherever possible, of course. The island of Elba is a perfect place to combine relaxation on the beach to the desire to walk in the woods. The Hotel Acquamarina is the right place to stay to have all the beauty of our island close at hands. Or should we say close at legs?!
Have you ever heard of the GTE? For GTE means Grande Traversata Elbana: it is a challenging path, traced since the 80s, which draws a real way to walk to discover the island of Elba. It requires, as you can imagine, several days to be covered and can be an excellent alternative to the classic beach holiday. Obviously, the GTE can also be taken into consideration for short day trips and can be walked for shorter stretches.
From Rio nell'Elba to Monte Giove An interesting itinerary to do on foot on the island of Elba is the one that starts from Rio nell'Elba and takes you to the fortress of Giove, on top of the homonymous mountain. The route is about 8 kilometers round trip, with a difference in altitude of about 400 meters. A splendid route to admire the island from its highest points.
Discovering the lake of Terranera An easy path, with no difference in height and that covers about a couple of kilometers round trip: here is an easy walk to do even with children. The small lake of Terranera is a lake that occupies an old mining excavation. Currently it is a small oasis divided from the sea by a thin strip of sand. A really quiet and interesting natural environment.