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About Rio Marina

Rio Marina, on the East coast of Elba, is a lively, seaside town with restaurants, shops and a picturesque marina. Rio Marina has good links with the Italian mainland, with 2 to 3 ferries a day taking a journey of approximately 30 minutes. The port town is charming, with excellent views of the sea and quaint narrow streets that entice the visitor in to explore.

The ancients knew Elba as Iva because of its rich iron resources, making it an important port for navigation and trade. The Greeks later named it Aethalia (fume), referring to all the smoke given out by the iron refining furnaces. As a result, it today boasts many rich architectural remains such as prehistoric villages and ancient granite quarries. The best way to see the island and its rich cultural treasures is by foot, as it features a good network of mapped hiking routes.

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About Italy

Italy boasts a wealth of popular destinations and has something for everyone to enjoy.

Take a romantic gondola ride in Venice, see the ancient Colosseum in Rome, visit the leaning tower of Pisa, admire the many masterpieces in the Uffizi gallery of Florence or simply relax on one of the many beautiful beaches that can be found along Italy's miles of stunning coastline.

Florence is an often overlooked tourist destination. However, it is well worth a visit.

The town was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and it still shows in the architecture of the city. There are many fine art galleries from famous artists - including the Galleria degli Uffizi, where you can see Boticelli's `Birth of Venus'.

The galleries themselves are often works of art, with the walls and ceiling ornately decorated with various brightly coloured murals.

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