After Livorno, we’ll go by car to Piombino, where we’ll catch the ferry to Portoferraio. We’ll dedicate the morning to a quick excursion on the Enfola Promontory, an itinerary that offers panoramic views of the coast and immerses you in the scents of the Mediterranean scrub.
The route begins amongst the sandy white beaches of Scaglieri and Forno, before moving to Punta Penisola, surrounded by a dense forest of oak trees, typical of the Elban scrub, and ending at the Gulf of Viticcio and the large piazza on the Enfola Promontory, where you’ll find a historic tuna-fishing net. After this walk, we’ll return to town and in the afternoon, visit some places linked to Napoleon: the Town Hall, once the bakery that made bread for the Cosimo I’s garrison and Napoleon’s two residences, Villa dei Mulini, with its garden overlooking the sea, and Villa San Martino, his summer residence.
The walk continues through the streets of the historic centre, with its fish markets and small shops. We recommend stopping for an aperitivo to taste one of Elba’s DOC wines.
We’ll spend the night in Portoferrio and in the morning, we’ll head to Marina di Campo, where a ferry will take us to Pianosa.