La Corvetta – Elba island
Designed to make the most of its exceptional views, the villa has a large, convivial panoramic terrace with custom-built seating areas, perfect for sunset aperitivos and lovely dining area for your alfresco meals under the stars. The long infinity pool extends out to the sea to accentuate the vista, which can also be savored from the pool terrace’s sunbeds.
The villa’s interiors are airy and inviting thanks to large windows and French doors everywhere, which also provide seamless indoor/outdoor living. The decor is the perfect blend of casual and chic, with colorful furniture, exotic textiles, beautiful nature photography and contemporary artwork. There is a double living room with plenty of seating and a cozy area next to the modern fireplace. There is also a third sitting area in the foyer. Next to the spacious kitchen is a dining room for indoor meals.
Each of the comfortable bedrooms has its own color scheme and personality. There are four double en-suites and one twin room with a bathroom across the hall. Most bedrooms have direct access outdoors and some en-suites have tub/shower combinations.
There is a wonderful variety of activities to do in the area. The villa itself lies on beautiful trekking trails and a bucolic walk along these will take you to the Villa di San Martino, Napoleon Bonaparte’s summer residence and where he was held in exile. These trails are also perfect for mountain biking.
A lovely beach is found a mere 600 meters downhill and a seven-minute drive away is another beach which has a beach club and restaurants. You’ll want to discover some of the island’s other 70+ beaches during your stay. From these you can do paddle boating, snorkeling and other water activities. There are also a number of charming villages to visit, adding some local charm to your stay.
No children under 5 years, as the terrain around the house is steep and the pool is not fenced.
• Pool terrace covered pergola, sunbeds and changing room with shower and WC
• Home and outdoor cinema with Netflix and Amazon Prime
• Villa is surrounded by pines, olive trees and other local vegetation
• Panoramic views of rolling hills, coastline and beaches throughout
• Large terrace with soaring views, built-in seating and stylish cushions
• Long alfresco dining area
• Double living room with three sitting areas, one with a modern fireplace
• Third sitting area next to the entrance
• Dining room next to the kitchen
• Well-equipped kitchen with some bar seating
• 4 en-suite doubles, 1 twin with bathroom across hall
• Master and its en-suite are wheelchair accessible
• Wifi throughout and Bluetooth loudspeakers
• A/C throughout
• Laundry facilities
• Bluetooth loudspeakers
• Wifi throughout
• Home and outdoor cinema with Netflix and Amazon Prime
• Charging station for electric car
• Laundry facilities
• Nespreso like machine
• Magimix food processor
• Milk frother
Staff | Service included
• Weekly bed and bath linen change on Saturday
• Garden and pool maintenance
• Garbage collecting 6 days per week (by the maid)
Staff | Service on request
• Local cook who prepares simple and deliscious food
• Grocery shopping service: 30€ for the service, plus the cost of the shopping
• Nearest private and commercial airport Pisa 150km, 2,5 hours by car ferry included.
• Portoferraio, 7 km – 13 minutes drive
• Villa san Martino 8 km – 15 min drive
• Capobianco beach 8 km – 15 min drive
• Biodola beach 10 km – 20 min drive
• Rio nell’Elba 15 km – 25 min drive
• Fetovaia beach 20 km – 35 min drive
• Capanne mount 25 km – 40 min drive
• Pomonte 25 km – 40 min drive
• Pisa 150 km - 3 hr drive
• Siena 180 km - 3 hr drive
• Rome 300 km - 5 hours drive
Things to do
• Discovering the wreck at Pomonte Beach. Pomonte Beach is one of the wild spots of Elba Island. To reach this beach, from the church of the village you have to follow the main road, and once there, park the car in one of the free parking 60 meters away from the beach. Pomonte beach is a lovely tiny pebble beach with crystal clear water. It is possible to admire the submarine fauna, and the wreck of a ship called “Elviscot” that, since 1972, lay on the white sea bottom at only 200 meters from the beach.
• Paddleboat at Fetovaia, a beach perfect for families. Fetovaia Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Elba Island, located not far from the village of Marina di Campo. Nestled in a small natural cove, Fetovaia is a golden sandy beach with watercolors that go between turquoise and sapphire. It is possible to add at the moments of relaxation at the beach, with excursions in paddle boats, or with walks along the long promontory surrounded by the wild Mediterranean scrub. The beach has facilities as bar and restaurant, paddle boards rental, and is pet-friendly too.
• Walking into the history of Elba Island: visit the Fortress of Volterraio. If you are fascinated by castles and legend of knights and old families, for sure you will visit the Fortress of Volterraio. Drive to Rio nell’Elba, and from there, with a nice walk you will reach the castle, which is the most ancient building of the Elba Island, and its origins date back to the Etruscan civilization. Its name may come from the Etruscan term “Vultur” (Vulture); if you are a fan of the Twilight Saga, this term is probably familiar to you. In 1281, Pisa decided to use the fortress for defensive reasons investing enormous resources for its expansion. Thanks to this important reinforcement, the Turkish pirates never conquered the castle during their several incursions on the Elba Island.
• Villa San Martino, an eye on Napoleon’s life. Located in the countryside of Elba Island the neoclassical Villa San Martino, made of a golden color stone hailing from Elba Island, has a fascinating history, especially for his owner Napoleon Bonaparte who lived here in exile for only nine months, from the 4 May 1814 to the 26 February 1815. He was entitled Prince and the Elba Island became for its first time the center of European political affairs. He invested money in modernizing the island, financing the construction of a road system, introducing administrative decrees and sustaining the rise of the industries
• Villa dei Mulini, the town dwelling of Napoleon’s court. The city residence of Napoleon on Elba Island is set on Portoferraio promontory, between Forte Falcone and Forte Sella. It takes his name from the several Mulini (windmills) settled here in the olden days. During his stay, Napoleon recreated few times the splendor of his French court, to host his mother and his sister Paolina that, otherwise they would never have come to Elba. Nowadays the villa houses memorabilia and furniture of the Napoleonic Era, and the library that Napoleon brought with him during his exile(including some precious Voltaire, La Fontaine, and Plutarco), and that he donated to the town of Portoferraio.
• Experience the Mediterranean scrub: hike the Capanne Mount. If you love hiking, we suggest reaching the peak of Capanne Mount, which is a fascinating challenge, because this is one of the highest points of the entire Island with its 1019 meters above sea level. Walking along the trails that lead to the peak will make you discover the charming Mediterranean’ scrub and its unique scent. If you cannot walk too much, or you are too lazy to move, do not worry, in just 14 minutes you can reach the top by cable car. Discover the wildlife of Elba Island sea
• Elba Aquarium and Wildlife Museum. If you have time, have a look also at the little Elba aquarium located in Marina di Campo, in the Southwest of the island. More than 80 tanks (filled with 250.000 liters of seawater) host about 150 different species of Mediterranean’s marine organisms, making it one of the most complete current Mediterranean aquariums.
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