Elba's famous cable car transports passengers up to the island's highest point, Monte Capanne (1018m), in open, barred baskets – imagine riding in a canary-yellow parrot cage and you'll get the picture. After a 20-minute ride, passengers alight and can scramble around the rocky peak to enjoy an astonishing 360-degree panorama of Elba, the Tuscan Archipelago, Etruscan Coast and Corsica 50km away. Keen hikers can buy a cheaper one-way ticket and take the 90-minute walk back down a rocky path.