1 bedroom + 1 studio/living room - sleeps 5
The apartment is located in the charming old centre of Rio Elba, a quiet village on the Eastern part of Elba. It is the perfect location to relax and to explore the island. Upon entering, there is a big living room, that has two sofa-beds (one single, one double), and a double bedroom. On the other side of the house, there is a bathroom with shower and a fully-equipped kitchen, with a dining table.
The apartment is extremely fresh, even in the hot summer months.
The apartment is right in the center of the old village, close to amenities such as restaurants and bars but in a very quite street.
Surrounded by nature and perched on a hill at about 170 meters above sea level, Rio Elba is among the most ancient villages of the island, its origins date from the Bronze Age, and preserves various traces of its past which include marine archaeological finds. Because it is a bit apart from the touristy West-side of the island, it offers a relaxing holiday far from the stress of daily life. At the same time, West Elba can be easily reached both by bus or by car.
The village is close to many beautiful beaches, including well-known Ortano bay, 3 km away, and Nisporto and Nisportino, 4 km away, A little above the town, on the road that crosses Mount Volterraio, you can admire what remains of the castle of the same name, built in the year 1000 on top of a rocky spur and enjoying a marvellous panoramic vista over the bay of Portoferraio, spectacular at the time of sunset.
Rio Elba is just 3 km away from Rio Marina, the nearest of Elba ports to the mainland (Piombino). Direct ferries reach Rio Marina both in summer and winter in just 35/40 minutes.
In addition the surroundings offer many "alternative" activities, such as:
- hiking, with trails departing right from Rio Elba
- biking - the whole island is an excellent biking destination
- diving - Elba is one of the best places in Mediterranean for diving, and the eastern part of the island the best.
The house comes equipped with bed-linen and towels.
We are a group of friends that would like to make your stay in our properties as pleasant as possible. Having traveled and lived in many countries, we recognise the many advantages of a home stay when travelling...