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Best Times: May - September


In the beautiful bay of Portoferraio, defined "the safest in the world" by Admiral Nelson, our base of the island of Elba is located: it includes many bays, marinas, shelters and a very clean sea. Elba is also fortunate to be in the middle of many other islands, so you are spoiled for choice whether to stop at the almost monastic (in the low season!) Capraia.
or south to Giglio and Giannutri. Getting to Elba with our catamaran is simple, easy and fast, and you can choose this destination for a simple weekend or for more than a week; you will never be dissatisfied.
The Island of Elba is full of beaches and cliffs and offers a many scuba diving options, ranging from dives accessible to beginners to more demanding ones. 
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Monday - Giannutri Island

Breakfast and sailing to Giannutri Island along the Argentario Peninsula. Giannutri has a seamark protected by the Italian Government; watch for dolphins and maybe small whales on the way.

​For sure it’s a great place for snorkeling and even to see some Roman ancient ruins; a walk through the wildness of this island will surprise you.

​There are no Hotels or beach resorts, no restaurants or bars on the island; here Mother Nature is the main attraction.

Sunday - Your arrival with a visit of Rome

Why the Colosseo on the page ? It’s because when you arrive in FCO Airport, I will take you to Rome for a short visits to the Colosseo, Travi Fountain, the Pantheon, or Catacombs... to allow you to experience history before jumping aboard the Sailonia Catamaran. It’s a wonderful way to start your adventure.

​Transfer to Porto Ercole where you'll meet Sailonia 

​Dinner aboard the Sailonia with a great selection of wine; Marco will describe the week with slides answering your questions and noting all your requests.

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Wednesday - Pianosa Island and           Montecristo on the way ...
Breakfast and sailing toward Elba Island passing by the Montecristo Island. Unfortunately we can't stop there, it's a protected area, 

​From there straight to Pianosa Island where an important Christian catacomb located in the small town remains from the third and fourth centuries. The people from Pisa built a small inhabited center that was destroyed in the 16th century during Turkish raids. After an attempt at agricultural colonization in the early nineteenth century, then unification with Italy until 1998, it was the residence of a maximum security prison, which occupied the entire surface. After the close of the Pianosa prison, it remained almost uninhabited; only in 1999 was it open to guided visits.

Friday - Capraia Island

Day between Capraia and Elba, lunch while sailing in search of a protected bay and bay based on the wind we find.

Let's settle down and prepare for an exciting navigation towards the suggestive bays of Capraia. Cala San Francesco, Zurletto, Ceppo, Portovecchio, each an enchanting shelter where we can anchor for a swim and a relaxing lunch.

In the afternoon we can go ashore for a trek to the island prison or stay in the bay to enjoy the sea.

Tuesday - Giglio Island
A few miles from Giannutri is Giglio Island, unfortunately made famous because on January 13, 2012 the Costa Concordia sank short distance from the main port. But, the entire island is gorgeous and with Sailonia we will stop at Campese beach, one of the most famous.

​At the Giglio Island we will sail around and decide on the best place to better enjoy the ocean while being protected during the night by the strong wind from the North.

Thursday - Elba Island
A small excursion to the house of Napoleon and the Castle of Volterraio with a local tour guide.

​If you're interested in watches, here there is the handmade LOCMAN watch factory, which is the best scuba divers watch in the world.

​Night at anchor.

Saturday ... docking to Piombino Port for a transfer to Rome
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