The Beauty of Elba

In the month of May two hundred years ago, poor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Elba, the main island in the Tuscan archipelago.

Elba is celebrating the bicentennial with many special events over this summer, fall and winter (find the details here).

From May 15-18, Elba hosted an international group of Instagramers who set off to discover all of the corners of the island to share Elba with the world through photographs.

@oraziospoto, @instatouritalia, @hypoison, @morenaemme

Here are some of the best shots from various locations across the island, from Forte Falcone, Marciana Marina to Marina di Campo. You can view more with the official tag #Napoleone200 on Instagram.

@ilarysgrill, @instatouritalia, @nicolacarmignani, @uras68

Their photographs were shared on Twitter and Facebook and already reached millions all over the world.

@gliuliotolli, @doctorfra, @la_bini, @lucafedericiphoto

Read more info about the Island of Elba in our travel guide:

@polylm, @andykate, @milkdrop, @instatouritalia

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to keep on dreaming of Tuscany @discovertuscany and Florence @visit_florence!

About Lourdes Flores

An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!