VILLAGES AND BEACHES
B&B ELBA ISLAND
PLACES TO DISCOVER
WHERE NATURE AND HISTORY MEET
Come visit our Bed and Breakfast on Elba Island and find out why our island is so named! The ancient Greeks called it Aithàle, Aithàleia, and Aithalìa, three terms meaning “soot,” referring to the iron of which the Elban subsoil was very rich and was already being mined at that time. To the Latins, Elba was famous for the mineralogical treasures that were hidden beneath its soil, and from Aithàle, the name was changed to Ilva, which comes from Ilvati, the people who belonged to Liguria who lived on the island in protohistoric times.
During the Middle Ages the name Ilva became first Ilba and then Helba. Legend has it that Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, who emerged from the Tyrrhenian Sea to join her beloved Eros on shore, lost the pearl necklace given to her by Paris. Seven of these pearls remained on the surface, forming the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. Elba Island is a true paradise and is famous for its crystal-clear sea, history, beaches, cliffs and villages, some true terraces on the sea and others perched on mountains.
The Island of Elba is characterized by exceptional environmental diversity; in fact, within a short distance of each other, you will be able to find granite cliffs, beaches of fine golden sand, and cobbles and pebble shores. Elba is a combination of unspoiled nature and a Caribbean-colored sea. Discover it with us!
WHERE GETTING LOST IS BEAUTIFUL
How can you not fall in love with a sunset from the Cotton in Marciana? Or get lost in the alleys bustling with small stores and romantic little places in Capoliveri? How beautiful is a dinner while admiring the sea at Marina di Campo? What are you waiting for to discover Elba?