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Isle of Elba - The gulf of Procchio
Tuscany - Elba (The gulf of Procchio)
Elba is an hour by ferry or a half-hour by hydrofoil from Piombino, or can be reach by airplane from some Italians towns. Its main port is Portoferraio, fortified in the 16th century by the Medici grand duke Cosimo I, to defend the town from the pirates. Good sandy beaches are Biodola, Procchio, and Marina di Campo. Today the island is mainly populated by vacationers, who come to enjoy its clean sea and its mild and never sultry climate.