NATURE WALK

NATURE ON THE ISLAND OF ELBA

The islands of the Arcipelago Toscano offer a feast to birds and butterflies on their long migration from Africa.

The hotel’s ample gardens offer guests a way to relax and engage in bio, bird and nest watching and enjoy the butterfly garden.

The old-growth olive grove, facing the sea, is the backdrop for the pool and the restaurant. All of this with a Mediterranean shrub grove in the background.

The Hotel Fabricia is in an environmentally protected land and sea area.

Hotel Walks

  • Biowatching

    Our expert guides offer guests walks focused on bio, bird and nest watching on hotel grounds. There is also a butterfly garden dedicated to Elba’s butterfly sanctuary and Ornella Casnati, a passionate naturalist and entomology discoverer. They will tell you all about the garden features and its botanical origins while you bask in the splendid gulf panorama.

  • Olive Groves

    The Hotel Fabricia’s olive grove, together with those of the nearby La Chiusa estate and the Roman Villa delle Grotte contribute to the spectacularly Tuscan flavor of the area. We can organize stays focused on increasing your knowledge, including expertly led pruning classes. Of particular interest is the annual olive harvest when you can feast on bruschetta drizzled with our extra virgin Elba olive oil.

"Some advice to tourists: let yourself go. Go in any upward direction. And, as soon as you can, leave behind the hot August beaches".

Gaspare Barbiellini Amidei, native of Elba

Nearby walks

  • The Scoglietto and the white beaches

    The sea around the islet of Scoglietto, facing the hotel, since 1971 has been designated a Site of European Community Interest, a Special Conservation Zone and a Site of Regional Interest under European Union Habitat auspices. Commercial and underwater fishing are prohibited. Cast fishing from land is allowed from dusk to dawn. Since becoming protected, sea life has multiplied in the undisturbed depths with their prairies of posidonia seagrass. There are many diving centers with qualified staff that will assist you in safely enjoying this hidden diving jewel.

  • Schiopparello-Le Prade humid climate zone

    The Schiopparello-Le Prade humid climate zone is the larger of the two still existing on the island of Elba (the other one is Mola in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park). It extends for about 10 acres along the coast of Portoferraio, close to the Hotel Fabricia’s beaches. The zone is of great naturalistic interest for bird migration, stops and nesting. It is a Site of Regional Interest and candidate for designation as an Oasis for the province of Livorno and is considered a Tuscan Oasis of Fauna Protection.

Video by Cosmomedia e Tele Elba

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