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Experience Elba's Laid-back Mediterranean Lifestyle
Experience Elba's Laid-back Mediterranean Lifestyle
Elba is home to a whopping 150 beaches
Located just six miles off the coast of mainland Tuscany, Elba is the third largest island in Italy, following Sicily and Sardinia. It is one of seven islands that are part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, an extraordinary area of Italy known for its dramatic mountains and colorful seas, home to a variety of wildlife. From the pristine waters and evergreen vegetation of the island, it is an obvious vacation choice for Italians and foreigners alike. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the French emperor Napoleon's exile to Elba, and the islanders have decided to host a series of events throughout the summer in his honor. Despite only spending 300 days on the island, Napoleon carried out multiple social and economic reforms that influenced the Elba we know today. He was sent to Elba to preside over the island's 12,000 inhabitants, a meager number in comparison to his previous rule which included the greater part of Europe. To much surprise, he took a particular liking to the islanders and the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle they lived. In his short time there, he orchestrated more efficient trade routes, created hospitals and even designed the island's flag. Napoleon's presence is ...

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