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Ferries to Elba

The Tuscan Archipelago is made up of seven islands, Elba being the biggest. Although this island is famous worldwide for having Napoleon in 1814 during his exile, its history goes back a lot further.

Although Elba is rich in history, it is also famous for having beautiful beaches and crystal clear blue sea. Combine this with its rich landscape and it really is a fantastic destination.

Being an Island in the Mediterranean, Elba is of course very simple to reach by ferry. Ferries depart from the port of Piombino on the mainland, incidentally the point where Italy is closest to the island and dock at Cavo and Rio Marina on Elba’s north eastern side and Portoferraio on the northern side. There are hundreds of crossings every week with sailing durations ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on route and the ferry company that you sail with. At certain times of year it’s also possible to island hop from Corsica.

There are numerous Napoleonic sites worth visiting like the former emperors residences at Villa dei Mulini and Villa San Martino and the Museum of the Church of the Misericordia where Napoleons death mask is kept.

Families, meanwhile, will enjoy the Aquarium of Elba, which is located in Marina de Campo on the South West of the island and showcases some of the finest marine life in the Mediterranean.

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Elba reviews

  • "Good Old Baby"

    Moby Baby is not a baby anymore, some 45 years has gone since she was the most advanced scandinavian ferry. But her exterior design remains and she is a very elegant little ship with very good outdoor deck space and plenty of viewpoints. The interior design has been modified many times, and those big changes made in her Sealink time is still visible, even some few original interior details blend well with the modern Moby interior design concept. Original Jacaranda teak wall coverings are gone, just as the elegant swedish interior design - but the coffee is good and Moby Baby keeps on going - transformed from exclusive long distance night ferry of the sixties to a modern commuter ferry. If you like ferries, go and experience this old baby!

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  • "Excellent ferry - great ferry company!"

    I’m a 51 years old originally from Sardinia but I grew up in Dorno (Pavia). It is almost half a century I travel by ferries, I tried all of them, including Moby Aki and in my opinion MOBY is more competitive both on land and on board. Many compliments and thanks for the service you offer!

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  • "Good trip"

    Great cabins, kitchen not so great (the only negative point I found), staff is very willing to help and give information, entertainment is good and there is a nice atmosphere in the Piano Bar.

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  • "Love Moby"

    This is the 3rd year I have travelled on the Moby Drea and I have to say a big thank you to the crew members, always very polite and ready to help. They kindly helped us with our pram both during the embarkation and disembarkatiojn. On the way out we had a cabin, that was on offer, very clean and with en suite bathroom. In 3 years only once it happened that Moby was late but it wasn’t that bad for us, after all holidays are made for relaxing! For us it will be moby next year, too!

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