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Isola d'Elba or Elba Island is the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest in Italy after Sardinia and Sicily. It is far away from the tourist-filled destinations of Siena, Pisa, or Florence and thus often overlooked by many. The easiest way to get there is to take a ferry from the industrial mainland town of Piombino to the port of Portoferraio in Elba. The name means 'Iron ...
... have gone up in price! Vino and pizza for lunch, che sorpresa! I find I'm annoyed now when people speak English to me, I'm speaking Italian (or maybe not......) Mainland - Tuscany is only 30 mins or so away, €10 people, €50 car. I wonder if people commute? One ferry company have 100 trips to and fro per week starting at 515 am so I'm guessing so. Lots of bikes and apparently both biking and hiking are popular. Definitely a place for a holiday, ...
... them in as I am no lightweight.
So there I tracked up the hill soaking wet to get the car and collect Mandy & Jeffrey. Disrobing behind the car into a dry sarong.
We were given 2 whole fish which Jeffrey and I cooked on the BBQ last night and it was perfect.
True to form we have been trying lots of different Elban wines which have improved markedly in the time we have been away, so a little bit tireder today, ha ha.
Even had a midnight ...
... a swim when it gets too hot.
Since we arrived, Janet, the english lady who looks after the Villa for Jim & Claudia has been up most days and has given us some freshly caught Octopus and Swordfish as her two sons are local fisherman. It is so fresh you can really taste the difference. I have cooked the octopus twice and then cleaned it right down and then marinated it. It was delicious so I can now ...
... here looking out the study window onto the pool area at the villa in Marciana Marina,Elba and a dog is barking and the owner is speaking very quickly to it in Italian. It is quite surreal and I have to pinch myself. I have taken a photo of where I am sitting so you get the idea and hopefully you can feel it to. So where were we"................ Yes, and then it is 5am Wednesday morning and we are packing up to go to Gloucester Green bus station (thank you again ...