August is the month in which every Italian people go on vacation, so book your hotel and excursions in advance!
June and July are the best months to get a tan, May and September are cooler months and you will be almost alone with the surrounding nature: magical feeling!
The fastest way to arrive in Elba is…
… getting a ferry from Piombino.
There are 4 different shipping lines you can choose from:
- Moby and Toremar: these two companies joined their forces a few years back in order to improve their offer for Elba residents and tourists. The Moby-branded ships connect Piombino to Portoferraio and Cavo, while Toremar sails from Piombino to Portoferraio, Cavo, and, in addition, Rio Marina. Estimated travel time to reach Elba island are 1 hour for Portoferraio, 30 minutes for Cavo and 45 minutes for Rio Marina.
- Blu Navy: Blue Navy ships connect Piombino to Portoferraio and usually operates from April to October. Estimated travel time to reach Portoferraio is 1 hour.
- Corsica Sardinia Ferries: Elba ferries by Corsica Sardinia Ferries operate from June to September, offering up to 13 daily crossings from Piombino to Portoferraio.
The most charming way to arrive in Elba is…
The Maregiglio shipping company offers one-day long cruises between Porto Santo Stefano, the renowned seaport town in Monte Argentario (a little south of Grosseto), and Porto Azzurro, in Elba island.