The island of Elba can be reached by car, boarding the ferry at Piombino Marittima, where several shipping companies operate an excellent ferry service with numerous daily crossings during the summer months. The ferry takes just one hour to cover the 10 kilometers that separate the mainland from the island of Portoferraio, Porto Azzurro and Rio Marina. The hydrofoil, for passengers only, takes just 20 minutes to cross from the mainland to Cavo, near Rio Marina, after which it continues for a further 15 minutes to Portoferraio.
From the North
Take the A12 Genoa-Livorno Motorway, leaving at the Rosignano exit. Continue along the S.S. Aurelia road to the Venturina – Isola d’ Elba exit and then follow the road-signs for Piombino Marittima.
From the North-East
Take the A1 Bologna-Florence-Pisa-Livorno motorway, leaving at the Rosignano exit. Continue along the S.S. Aurelia road to the Venturina – Isola d’ Elba exit and then follow the road-signs for Piombino Marittima. Alternatively, leave the Autostrada del Sole motorway at the Florence Signa exit and take the Florence-Pisa-Livorno trunk road to Collesalvetti; take the Motorway to Rosignano Marittimo, the Superstrada (dual carriageway) to Venturina, and then continue to Piombino Marittima.
From the South
Take the A12 Rome – Grosseto motorway, then the S.S. Aurelia road, leaving at the Venturina – Isola d’ Elba exit and continue to Piombino Marittima.