The Island of Elba treasures a place where time seems to have come to a standstill, a suggestive corner of Eden where uncontaminated nature prevails far from traffic and chaos. The location is magnificent and beyond description. The rusty shades of the soil contrast with the green foliage of pine trees and the blue sea, creating unexpected depth and multiplying perspectives.
The property overlooks 12 km of enchanted coast washed by a sea, whose pale hue seems unreal, a sequence of little beaches, creeks and natural bays.
An 18th century villa stands in the heart of the estate, surrounded by stone-pine forests and vineyards. The fascinating villa has maintained its original structural layout, even after minor renovations that have converted it into a warm and attractive boutique hotel. Farms create the setting for the villa. They too have undergone expert skillful renovations that have yielded 52 comfortable apartments.
About fifteen villas stand in the quiet pine wood, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a special form of privacy.
Farms and villas named after the surrounding plants are immersed in the Mediterranean maquis, whose slopes descend to the blue sea that mirrors the islands Giglio, Montecristo and Pianosa. On clear days one can even discern Corsica in the distance.
To put it in a nutshell, it is a particular tourist resort that has developed slowly with absolute respect for nature, which reigns sovereign here. Convenient private dirt roads lead guests to the sea. Secret paths wind their way amidst woods and cliffs, offering the most surprising and unforeseen encounters, such as a seagull’s nest, the rapid flutter of a partridge’s wings, a swiftly darting hair, and the daring leaps of wild goats.
But the location does not lack the comfort and facilities that are much appreciated by holiday-makers who seek both rest and entertainment. Hence, the swimming pools, tennis courts, sports and bathing equipment. Sports enthusiasts can make the most of the Centre for Scuba and Apnoea Diving , the Riding Centre, mountain bikes, walks and even the sheer cliffs on the sea where free climbing is practised.