A holiday on Elba Island is always a good idea. During the summer, the perfect itinerary includes the bays overlooking the sea and loads of food and wine events; in the winter, an excursion to the mountains and the vineyards to see where the Aleatico grape is grown are a must.
For those in search of an “alternative” route for exploring Elba Island, check out the granite Romanesque parish churches. The churches all vaunt a similar structure: a single nave, semi-circular apse facing east, a few single-lancet windows and small bell gables. Many of them have been long abandoned but they still preserve their unfinished and evocative façades, making them priceless treasure chests.