Welcome to Portoferraio

Known to the Romans as Fabricia and later Ferraia (an acknowledgement of its important role as a port for iron exports), this small harbour was acquired by Cosimo I de' Medici in the mid-16th century, when its distinctive fortifications took shape.

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$149.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Elba Island Tour

Elba Island has a lot to give and you’ll be impressed by its stunning beaches, cristalline seaside and unique villages. Depart from Florence and reach Elba by ferry, then upon arrival  you’ll stop by to visit the beautiful village of Portoferraio that still maintains its Renaissance beauty. Elba Island is where Napoleon chose to retire when he abdicated for the first time and Portoferraio Town Hall became his first residence, so during your day you’ll enter also San Martino-  Napoleon's villa. After relax and enjoy the beautiful Ghiaia Beach with white sand and crystalline water. Here you can sunbathe and and enjoy a typical Italian beach day! At the end of your day take the ferry back to Piombino and you’ll be escorted back to Florence where the tour will end.

$2434.48 Walking & Biking Tours

Hills and Sea Bike Tour

Day 1 SienaArrival in Siena with own transport, welcome from the staff.Presentation of the trip, preparation of bikes, welcome drink and then dinner at Medieval Monteriggioni Castle.Day 2Siena – Chianti Hills Loop. 65 kmThere is no better way to get in touch with this extraordinary region, than start our unique tourwith a cycling day through the famous and breathtaking Chianti Hills.These rolling hills are famous all over the world for their delicious wine.We’ll start our day pedaling towards Radda in Chianti.Our road will be an easy and constant ascent, surrounded by a lot of vineyards and pristinenature.After leaving Radda in Chianti we head to Castellina in Chianti, when we arrive in the villagewe’ll take a delicious capuccino to recover energy for our last effort, coming back to Siena.A typical acclaimed restaurant is waiting for us to close this unforgettable first day. Day 3 Siena - Volterra 78KmStarting from Siena, crossing small hillside villages and with a view of the castle of Monteriggioni on the way, we reach Abbadia a Isola, which was an important stop along the Via Francigena, the ancient route that in medieval times connected Canterbury to Rome.Pedaling, we reach San Gimignano at 324m a.s.l., in the Val d'Elsa, a small medieval town whose many towers, still intact, dominate the landscape. Finally, we arrive in Volterra, an ancient town with over 3,000 years of history. Situated in the province of Pisa, Volterra is considered, with its Acropolis, its surrounding walls and its "gates" to the historic center, one of the Italian municipalities that has best conserved its Etruscan origins.Day 4Volterra - San Vincenzo 80 KmWe leave from Volterra, with our road bikes, after an excellent breakfast to ride through a small hamlet, Saline di Volterra, famous for its salt water springs and for salt production. Through Pomarance and Montecerboli, important areas for the development and utilization of geothermal energy, up and down through historical villages such Sarezzano, Monteverdi Maritime and Doronatico we arrive at our destination: San Vincenzo.Day 5/6 Portoferraio - Portoferraio 60.6 Km Elba islandAfter breakfast and transfer by ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio on Elba Island we leave to explore the island by road bike. Green oasis of the Tuscan archipelago, Elba island is a mixture of beaches and cliffs, terraces overlooking the sea, villages perched on the hillsides with magnificent colors, flavors and fragrances that give the impression of visiting places where time has stood still.Day 7 SienaBreakfast and transfer by minibus back to Siena.