Thursday, October 27, 2011

Isola D'Elba

Last week we took two days to visit the Tuscan island of Isola D'Elba.  No, I didn't know that Tuscany had an island either.  Literally being on the island felt just like being on the mainland with the exception of the gorgeous views.  (Same roads, same modern conveniences as in Tuscany.)  We stayed at a great place called Hotel Dino, we lucked out as most hotels are closing for the off season.  A very easy excursion as the ferry ride only took about 30 minutes to get to the island.

Ferry boat we took to the island, we loaded our car which was great to have on the island
View of Isola D'Elba as we approached on the boat
View from hotel room
Little restaurant on the beach
If you look closely you can see Hotel Dino in the photo
A local wine we had for lunch
Gnocchetti al salmone and linguine with clams....yes they were as good as they look
A sunset view from a friends terrace (Capoliveri area)
My new favorite side dish alici (small fish in olive oil and oregano)
One of the many small ports

View of the island as we left on the ferry

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