7 Elba, Italy

Elba, the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, is renowned for its historical significance and natural beauty. Famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile, Elba offers a blend of history, stunning beaches, and lush landscapes. Visitors can explore Napoleon’s residences, such as the Palazzina dei Mulini and Villa San Martino. The island’s coastline is dotted with charming villages like Portoferraio and Capoliveri, and its interior is crisscrossed with hiking and biking trails. The turquoise waters around Elba are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.