When one imagines the ancient charm and warmth of the cultures of the Mediterranean, the country of Italy seems to cover all the bases. Surrounded by water on three sides, Italy also makes an idyllic place for bareboat charters.

 

 

If it’s sunny days and vast beauty you’re after, Tuscany makes an excellent choice. The region is home to the Tuscan Islands, and the island of Elba is one in particular that can’t be missed!

Choose a LateSail charter offer from Elba or the Tuscan coast, departing from Portoferraio, Puntone, Castiglioncello, Sarlino or Salivoli. You can then plan an itinerary to visit Elba and the other enchanting islands of your choice.

Often listed as the most beautiful of the seven islands, Elba is the largest of the Tuscan Archipelago and in fact the third largest island in all of Italy, following Sardinia and Sicily. Here you can visit museums with historic artefacts Romans and Etruscans, and view majestic Napoleonic residences.  Elba is renowned for having harboured Napoleon during his exile in the year 1814.

 

 

The island’s natural landscape also creates a heaven for outdoor and leisure enthusiasts. On land, you can enjoy walking, hiking and mountain biking. Or, play a relaxing round of golf on world-class courses. Pamper your mind, body and soul at the thermal baths of San Giovanni.

Elba also has clear blue waters edged by impressive beaches. The rich seas house a variety of marine life including many colourful fish, which can be appreciated during a day of diving or snorkelling.

 

 

When hunger strikes, you can enjoy excellent wines and delicious regional dishes, artfully prepared with simple ingredients using recipes handed down over the years.

For an unforgettable sailing experience in Italy, visit the island of Elba.

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