About the home
Il Calderone (The Cauldron) are two apartments on the ground floor of a recently renovated 3-apartment villa, on the green Northern coast of Elba island. The beautiful beach of Procchio is a few-minutes-walk away and when you need a break from swimming, sunbathing or strolling, you may rent a sail boat, a water bike or a canoe, or just enjoy a tasty "schiaccina" or a sun-set dinner in one of several seaside places. The beach promenade brings you in a few minutes to the village of Procchio, where you can buy groceries, find an ATM or just taste a wonderful "aperitivo" or an ice cream. Procchio hosts a weekly open air market and a small crafts market in summer evenings.
Our place is ideally sited as a starting point for trekking and enjoying the stunning, national-park landscapes of the wooded interior of the island, and our house is perfect also for off-season enjoyment. If you want a little evening entertainment, the lively old harbours of Portoferraio, Marciana Marina or Marina di campo are just 15 minutes away. And if you do decide to come without a car, our house is a few meters from a stop of the extensive bus network of the island.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 13, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Procchio, 600m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 600m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
We do not insist on fixed arrival/departure days, in order to allow our guests to take advantage of off-peak flight and ferry fares. Stays will be charged for the actual number of days, however, we do not usually accept stays shorter than one week. Rental of the third apartment (2 bedrooms as well) can be considered.
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
Your children will like to explore the fenced property of some 5000 square meters, partly wooded, partly olive grove and partly garden. Each apartment has a separate part of the garden, its own terrace, Barbecue and parking.
Prices are all-in. For winter rentals, however, we apply a fuel surcharge. Linnen is not included but rental can be arranged (30 € per person per change). Usually we require a bank payment of 50% upon reservation and the rest one month before arrival. Upon reception of the first payment we send a fact sheet with a lot of useful information about the house, the village and things to do on the island.
The dining table in the veranda of Maestrale is large enough for two families. Guests are kindly required to re-distribute to the original place any kitchenware they may have mixed during their shared meals.
The Tuscany / Island of Elba region
The Isle of Elba is the biggest of the seven islands in the Tuscan archipelago (most of which now enjoys National Park protected status) and only 10 km from Piombino harbour on the mainland. It is renowned for being the greenest island in the Mediterranean, covering an area of 223 sq. km., with spectacular mountains alternating with woodland areas, hills covered with typical Mediterranean vegetation sloping down to crystal clear sea and a few vineyards which produce the famous “Elba Bianco” wine. In short, a paradise not only for nature lovers and sun-bathers, but also for horse riders, mountain bikers and hikers who can explore the mountain trails and even climb the island’s highest peak (Mt. Capanne, 1018 metres). The less energetic can take a cable car to ascend to the summit.
Portoferraio is certainly worth a visit: three renaissance forts round it. It is nice to be there in the evenings, promenading in the old harbour (where mainly yachts and fishing boats are berthed now). It is also possible to visit the residences of Napoleon, during his brief reign of the Island. Marciana Marina and Capoliveri are beautifully restored sea-side villages. The old mountain-top villages of Marciana, Poggio, San Piero and Sant’Ilario are a must, both for their quiet atmosphere and for the breatthaking views.
There are many places to visit on the island, besides the well-known Napoleon Bonaparte sites. There are the remains of an ancient Roman villa and traces left by the Etruscans, Romans and, Normans and Saracen invasions in various parts of the island. Elba is also renowned for its variety of minerals and a visit to the old mines is recommended.
Many visitors like to combine a holiday on the Island with a few days sightseeing in Florence (only about two hours from Piombino), Pisa or Siena
The Marciana / Procchio area
There are many things to do for active people: besides walking, hiking and biking, other activities include horse riding, mountain gliding, golfing playing tennis and, of course, swimming, sailing and diving.
The GTE (Grande Traversata Elbana = Great Elban Crossing) is a trail that crosses the Island from Northeast to Southwest. The paths cross nearly pristine stretches and offer breathtaking views. It is possible to walk the GTE in 5 or 6 easy pieces, each a few hours long, easily reached by public transportation.
All kind of beaches can be found on the island. The Gulf of Procchio (where our house is sited) is rather large, with a relatively long beach offering all kind of water sports and eating places. More restaurants and pleasant shops and an evening craft-market can be found in the village.
How to get there
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The nearest airport is Pisa, connected low-cost to nearly all European countries. All major car rental companies have an office there. It is a one-hour highway drive from the airport to the ferry terminal on the mainland (Piombino). The crossing from Piombino to Portoferraio, on the Elba island, takes one hour and there are ferries nearly every hour. Our home is a 15 min drive from the harbour in Portoferraio.
Alterantive airports are Florence (two hours) and both airports of Rome (three hours). All of them, particularly Rome Ciampino are served by low-cost airlines and connceted to virtually all European countries. The harbour of Piombino can be reached as well by train, from Pisa/Florence and Rome. The small airport on Elba island as a few scheduled flights, in high season, to Milan, Zurig and Augsburg..
Activities near Marciana
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 13|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||1 Jan 12||29 Apr 12||£ 1163||-||-||1 Week|
|middle season||29 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1495||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||1 Jul 12||26 Aug 12||£ 2015||-||-||1 Week|
|middle season||26 Aug 12||23 Sep 12||£ 1495||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||23 Sep 12||28 Apr 13||£ 1163||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Days in excess of one week are charged 1/7 the week rate. No additional costs except heating in winter (50 €/week). Preferred payment method by bank transfer.Enquire now
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