Traveling in Italy means also to discover magnificent paradises, like the Elba Island, beloved pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago. A green jewel surrounded by crystal waters, with golden beaches that turn pink at sunset.
Tips for a holiday in Italy in perfect Elba Style
To dive in the thick nature of this island and among the sunny streets of the perched villages, is an undeniable pleasure. Just like discovering the Made in Italy colors, perfumes and excellences of a destination so full of charm and history. To help you appreciate the best of the island’s craftsmanship, I prepared a guide on handmade products, for some shopping in perfect Elba style. Useful tips for shopping on the island.
Discover the beauty of Italy and the Elba Style
The Elba Island is famous for its wonderful beaches and for the beauty of its landscape. Here resonate the echoes of the Etruscan past and the permanence of Napoleon, but also the uniqueness of boutiques, craft shops and delicatessens with typical products and fine liqueurs, as well as fashion and cosmetics. During my holidays at Elba I went in search of these places to test the quality of its offer.
What struck me about the Elba Island was the brightness of its colors. In particular, the lively green of an uncontaminated nature that is still the protagonist throughout the entire island. An intense and vital green that is reflected in the waves of an emerald sea. That is why I associated the Elba style with this color. If you spend your holidays in Italy, you will find it in the entire Mediterranean scrub, as well as in this island that will amaze you with the splendour of its landscapesi.
Elba Style also in the outfit
I suggest you outfits to go to the beach and for your evenings on the island in perfect Elba style. Given the predominance of green on the island, a perfect Elba Style look must absolutely include this shade. Personally, I chose it for a patterned, comfortable and informal beach dress, as befits the Spartan spirit and the natural charm of the island. To recall the easy-going style I completed my outfit with an ecru straw hat and yellow Havaianas flip-flops. Finally, a bucket bag, a gift by the enchanting Hotel Baia Bianca Suites where I stayed.
If you love bright colors and contrasting colors, focus on printed patterns, in shades of green and red. The accessories? A round woven straw bag and flip-flops, to match with shell bracelets. Among the long beach dresses you can also choose an empire-style model, with a triangle neckline and floral patterns. Green is always the protagonist, to be declined also in maxi-bags, sandals and bikinis, combined with Living Coral details. If long is not your style, focus on a short wrap over beach dress. Combined with coral bikinis and flip-flops, with long earrings and a soft green-water fabric handbag.
Elba Style: traveling in Italy between gourmet and craftsmanship
Elba is a land of sun and genuine flavors, so it will be easy for you to be seduced by typical restaurants and local products. Honey, extra virgin olive oil, but also liqueurs such as Mirto dell’Elba and delicious wines such as Moscato dell’Elba. Moreover, it is a perfect island for families too, with well-equipped and welcoming beaches and venues. But when the time for shopping comes, it is difficult to find your way through so many possibilities. If you want to take home an Elba-style souvenir or a Made in Italy gift to give to whoever you want, here is a little inspiration.
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Elba Style shopping tips
Sun and nature are also a remedy for beauty. From this philosophy, the OZONO Health & Beauty cosmetic line is born. Active oxygen-based products, made with natural ingredients, with an antioxidant and regenerating action, both for the creams, which leave the skin supple and velvety, and for the hair line.
If you wish to bring a perfume back with you, which will remind you of your holiday, Acqua dell’Elba is the ideal essence. Always made from natural ingredients, it is created in an artisan workshop in Marciana Marina and contains all the unforgettable aromas of the island. From citrus fruits to myrtle berries, from the scents of the sea, to jasmine flowers.
For a Hi-Tech gift, I definitely recommend a Locman watch. The brand, famous worldwide for its elegant design and impeccable style, is born on the Elba Island. The establishment is in Marina di Campo, but you can also find retailers in Porto Azzurro and Portoferraio.
Another must-have of the island are the leather items by Fiorella. Bags, shoes, belts and accessories, entirely created in an artisan laboratory on the island. You can take your pick among many examples of Made in Italy accessories.
If you love silk and the colors of the sea, the right brand for you is definitely Lalita. Its sinuous silk stoles enclose all the tonalities of the waves and the crystalline reflections of the water. The boutique is located in Portoferraio.
On the subject of Elba-style yarns, don’t miss the collections of Marina Sala Cashmere. Unique creations entirely Made in Italy that have made the history of knitwear. This is also a well-established brand that wins you over thanks to the softness and class of its pieces.
Would you like more tips for your Italian shopping and holidays? Contact me, and I’ll be happy to assist you!