HOTEL IL CAMINETTO - ISLAND OF ELBA: HOW TO REACH THE ISLAND
During summer season car ferries leave from Piombino to Portoferraio almost hourly. There are also a couple of daily ferries forward Cavo and Rio Marina. The shipping companies are Toremar, Moby Lines, Blu Navy and Corsica Ferries.
The crossing Piombino-Portoferraio takes one hour (30 minutes with Corsica Ferries) [ see ferry timetable ].
- By car:
From the North of Italy (click for map): from Milano take the A1 motorway, change to the A15 at Parma Ovest to join the A12 Genova-Livorno exit later at Rosignano. Continue on dual-carriageway as far as right-hand sign to " Venturina/Isola d'Elba". Continue on the main road until you reach Piombino Marittima/Portoferraio.
From the North -East (click for map): Take the A1 motorway Bologna-Firenze-Pisa-Livorno to Rosignano and continue as above.
Alternatively: take the S.G.C. (not a motorway but a very good road) Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, exit at Firenze Scandicci and follow the main road as far as Collesalvetti. At Collesalvetti re-join the motorway to Rosignano, then dual carriageway as above down to Piombino.
From the South (click on map): Take the A12 Roma-Grosseto, continue on the main road "the Aurelia": exit at Venturina-Isola d'Elba then follow as above for Piombino.
- By plane:
During the summer Elba is connected by many flights by italian and foreign companies from the following airports: Milano, Pisa, Firenze, Bern, München, Köln, Hamburg, Berlin, Wien. The airport is located in La Pila, approx. 10 km from our hotel.
- By train:
The train station of Piombino Marittima is 50 meters far to the ferries departures (see www.trenitalia.it)
INQUIRIES AND BOOKING
HOW TO REACH THE ISLAND
Unless you're coming by plane, if you're visiting the Island of Elba, you have to come through the Port of Piombino. See the directions ...
The ferry companies that operate on the Island of Elba are Toremar, Moby Lines, Blu Navy and Corsica Ferries. The arrival terminals are Portoferraio, the main terminal, Rio Marina and Cavo. See the timetables of the ferries ...
There's a small airport at Marina di Campo, around six miles from our hotel. See the airline and flight timetables ....
WEATHER AND WEB CAM
See the weather conditions and forecasts, or find out for yourself through the web cams dotted about various spots on the island ...
Here are some links to websites connected to the island that will help you get to know Elba better ...
Portoferraio, the ancient fortress that Cosimo de' Medici ordered built in 1500, later to be Napoleon's quarters while in exile, certainly deserves a visit for its historical remains, the panoramic views and its little shops ...
BUYING FERRY TICKETS
The hotel management arranges the purchase and delivery by mail of ferry tickets for the date desired, saving you time in making bookings.