Third just to Sicily and Sardegna Elba is one of the largest islands belonging to Italy. Historically it was important for its iron production and mining. Today it is a hotspot for tourists, but not as run over as other parts of Italy. Luckily the islanders were able to succesfully maintain the authenticity and quietness of Elba.
Elba is an island at the western coast of Italy. Mostly known for being the last principality of Napoleon after being exiled from France. Also it is a place for many beautiful flowers growing all over the main town Portoferraio.
Photographed in Fall 2018.
While travelling Italy during early fall the sun still seems to be your constant companion, the heat isn’t as overbearing anymore as in summer though. So you can better enjoy this European country being particularly rich in history as well as in nature.
The so called Trullis are roundhouses popular in certain parts of the region of Apuglia in Italy. They are build of stone and allow nice temperatures even in the heat of summer, similar to caves. They used to be houses for the poor but since the 20th Century they gained popularity and towns featuring them like Alberobello became magnets for visitors from around the world.
Wandering through the many labyrinth-like streets of Rome is like walking through history itself. At every corner there is a church or monument with significance. But what makes Rome are the people and their culture. The Romans are enjoying themselves and their lifestyle, which consists of spending time with friends and having a good wine and dinner. Don’t dare to leave Rome without having tried some of the local cuisine! And there is more than just Pizza (although it is delicious over here to be fair).