The Islands of Tuscany…
A Sailing Adventure with the Monnalisa!
May 30 - June 2, 2022
Join us for a memorable 3 night/4 day sailing holiday to the beautiful Italian Islands, Giglio Island (Isola del Giglio) and Elba Island (Isola D’Elba) prior to our week in Cortona! Tuscany and its archipelago, a paradise to explore by sailboat: a region of charming villages, seaside towns, unforgettable scenery interspersed with sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, and majestic, windswept cliffs. Sailing in the Tuscan Archipelago is like navigating between precious Treasure Islands, with each island giving us different emotions and waiting to be discovered to reveal its natural and historic treasures to all those who sail there.
On board the ‘Monnalisa,’ you will enjoy a succession of bays and coves of the Tyrrhenian Sea that lie between the waters and beaches that breathe life into spectacular landscapes, bringing you a sense of peace and harmony.
Isola Del Giglio is a stunning island with a picturesque harbor, overlooked by traditional, colorful, Tuscan fisherman’s cottages. It’s a triumph of color and tradition that plunges visitors into Tuscany, its sea and its culture. Step onto dry land and you are already in the small, welcoming town.
Isola D’Elba is the third largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, between the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Sea. Elba’s history dates back to Etruscan and Roman times, as both invaded it and left vestiges of their presence, but the island is especially remembered for having been the home of Napoleon Bonaparte during his 1814 exile. Isola D’Elba is a true natural paradise: blue waters, green landscapes, beautiful hills, all combined with fantastic flora and fauna, as well as the warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants, makes it a true slice of heaven.
Marina di Campo has the longest beach on the Island of Elba consisting of beautiful, golden colored granite sand. It is best known for its wide and sandy beaches and nightlife, while managing to retain the appearance of an old fishing village. It is characterized by its old, historical part at the end of the bay behind the small harbor and by its seafront that comes to an end at a beautiful pine tree forest that runs alongside the beach.
Marciana Marina is the smallest town and one of the most important towns of Elba Island. Marciana is a very old settlement of the western coast of Elba, which offers scenic glimpse of the town and the surrounding areas with shady trees and stone streets. This island is filled with lush greenery and a gorgeous waterfront. Marciana Marina, surrounded by the lovely mountain Monte Giove to the West and the stunning Monte Perone to the East, offers some of the most breathtaking views on the island. Take your camera, because you will feel like you are inside an extraordinary beautiful postcard. Marciana Marian is sought mainly for its tranquility. The way of life here is calm, peaceful, and pleasant.
Experience and enjoy the flavors of the local cuisine, then spend some time exploring the islands.
You will get lost in a magnificent whirl of fragrances, unforgettable sunsets, colors, tasty dishes, small villages and
stunning beaches with crystal clear waters - a Tuscan paradise!