May 22 – 28, 2022
La Biodola - Isola d'Elba (Italy)
Europe/Rome timezone
submission of the proceedings for the PM2021 has been postponed to July 31, 2022

Excursion on Wednesday May 25

Three different excursions are scheduled Wednesday, May 25,  participants can choose one of them following the apposite form

(max 150 participants)

Departure:      11:30   bus transfer from Hotel Hermitage to Marina di  Campo
                        12:30   boat departure from Marina di Campo
                        13:15   arrival on Pianosa Island

Return:           17.00   departure from Pianosa
                        19:00   return to Hotels

Lunch Box provided

Tour description
This tour will take you to one of the most impressive islands of the Tuscan archipelago: Pianosa, a former high security prison and now a beautiful National Park.
After many years spent in solitude, and after the famous jail closed, the island of Pianosa has opened its doors to a restricted number of visitors.
The accessible areas are still fairly limited and include the outskirts of the harbour area and the village, and excursions may only be taken with a professional guide. In the village visitors are welcomed by the unusual architectural style of Pianosa harbour built by Ponticelli, one of the first prison governors. Equally fascinating is the Teglia Fortress, an historic building dating back to Napoleonic age. A walk along the beach will take you to the back of the ruins of the baths of Agrippa Postumus; he was confined and then killed on Pianosa to allow Tiberius to take power.
Then you’ll have free time for lunch and for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Cala Giovanna, one the most beautiful bays on the island and the only authorised place for swimming. You’ll then return by boat to Marina di Campo.
This tour is an unforgettable and unique experience on the island that is also known as Devil’s Island, where only a limited number of passengers are allowed to disembark every day
(Closed and comfortable shoes, long pants, sunscreen and drinking water are highly recommended)

(max 50 participants)

Duration: Approximately 4 hours
Departure: at 15:00 from Hotel Hermitage
Transport: A/C De Luxe Coach

Tour description
This tour takes guests through the Medici Fortifications of Portoferraio dating back to 1548, once called “Cosmopoli” and allows them to discover an unexpected town  from the top of the strongholds. They visit the “Falcone Fort” with the permanent  exhibition on the foundation of Portoferraio. Then they reach the Napoleon’s theatre “I Vigilanti” built by the Emperor on the ruins of an old church during his exile on the Island.  Outside the theatre a pictoresque “piazzetta” with a breathtaking view on the sea and the roofs of Portoferraio.  Here a tasting refreshment will welcome guests and will allow them to enjoy local appetizers and a selection of Elba wines. On the way back, guests will enjoy a nice walk  downhill towards the main square and through the “Porta a Mare” “Gateway to the Sea” to the Darsena, shelter for elegant boats and rich of cafè and exclusive shops
Please wear confortable shoes and take a bottle of water with you!!

(max 40 participants)

Departure: at 15:00 from Hotel Hermitage

Walk through the Mediterranean forest on the coast of Portoferraio.

Approximately 5.0 km itinerary- Intermediate difficulty

Starting point: Biodola

Departure from  Hotel Hermitage  following a path that  takes to the pictoresque village of Scaglieri , then throgh the residential area to Forno, a small sandy  beach, then an uphill path towards Punta Penisola ( please  wear appropiate shoes for the  excursion)
The track enters in a holm oaks forest, then ends up into a Mediterranean forest from which we can see the entire gulf and Cape Enfola; then it plunges back into a holm oak plantation, alternating flat and uphill sections
Then the path descends towards the gulf of Viticcio and Enfola and reaches the restaurant Giacomino, with a charming terrace overlooking the sea.
From here a short walk to  the parking area  where  guests will find the bus and drive  back to the hotel

If you are interested in one of the above excursions, please modify your registration selecting your preferred choice and indicating the number of participants.

The number is limited. First come first served.

We suggest you to book your excursion as soon as possible and anyway before May 23.