Isola d’Elba and Giglio, through Pianosa and Giannutri
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A fascinating holiday to relax through the magic and colours of this enchanting archipelago. The cruise is designed to enjoy the moment, fall into step with the rhythms of the sea and wind, and dive into the blue of the sea against the backdrop of landscapes which change all time before our eyes.

The geological features of this archipelago are complex and result in an endless palette of natural environments: granite, limestone, ores; they have all been shaped by the weather and by the sea. Crystalline waters are revealed before our eyes, continuously changing their colour which varies between azure, blue and green. All around us is a landscape with a wild and primeval character, where you can see the signs of the intimate relationship which humans and the environment have built over millennia. Indeed the history of this archipelago dates back to the very ancient times of the Etruscans. Letting us be guided by the wind, we can choose among many possible routes, then stop where fancy takes us.


We leave from Portoferraio and sail westwards, crossing Capo Bianco, to Marciana Marina, with its quaint boroughs and granite streets. Here it is worthwhile stopping in the village, to enjoy a taste of Elba cuisine, rich in perfumes and freshness, visiting the restaurants located in well-tended small piazzas, which look like open-air sitting rooms, then in the evening take a romantic walk e la down its alleys. The next morning we sail westwards again, towards the most intact and wild part of Elba. There are many places worth visiting: the peninsula of Enfola and the Bay of Biodola, the Pomonte Remains, until we reach Fetovaia, considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.


We leave Elba and sail towards the island of Pianosa, where for a long time there used to be a prison and visitors and tourists were not allowed until 2011, the year when the jail there was closed. This has made it possible to preserve the nature and the environment, as well as giving the island an appearance of being suspended in time, almost like an Alcatraz in the middle of the Mediterranean. Still today there are not many tourists there and the number of visitors cannot exceed 250. In any case it will be possible to stop in its harbours for one or more nights if you wish. Sailing continues towards the island of Giglio.


Its small size and basic facilities offer anything you might wish: beaches, footpaths, trekking routes, breath-taking views, coves, the lovely borough of Giglio Castello and a small port with clubs and shops. We then sail further south, towards Giannutri. This island, a natural park, is famous for the beauties of its seabed: a real paradise for diving enthusiasts or for those who, even just using a mask, wish to enjoy the beauty of a pristine and enchanted seabed. On the way back we sail with the Tuscan coast starboard, back to Elba, and – if you wish – you can visit the south/east part of the island.


This cruise is available in the months of May, June, September and October.

Programme:

Saturday:

6 pm – Check-in at Portoferraio

7 pm – Transfer to Marciana Marina, for one overnight stay

8 pm – Dinner on the mainland

From Sunday to Friday:

Cruise along the island in the archipelago

On Friday evening we will get to Marciana Marina, close to our landing port (Portoferraio)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on board (except for two dinners on the mainland, in typical restaurants)

Saturday:

10 am Check-out at Portoferraio

*This package includes:

  • Overnight stays on board, bedlinen and towels
  • Food and beverages throughout the trip (one bottle of wine for four people per meal)
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Skipper, gasoil, port and marina charges

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