After resurfacing to climb back aboard, we returned to the shore. With good reason, I was hungry. Italian food has a worldwide reputation, I was anxious to try Elba Island’s version.
Geographically shaped like a fish, Elba Island itself is the symbol of the sea. Yet its jewels extend beyond the sandy beaches and snorkeling possibilities.
As we settled around a large table with the glass top reflecting the ships in the harbor, plates arrived with some of the best the Mediterranean has to offer: seared octopus, steamed mussels, pasta complemented with crab, (among various plates of fish I couldn’t name). We raised our glasses, filled with a local revered wine, and said salute!