TWO ON A ISLAND: VALENTINE’S DAY AT ELBA
In a world that is increasingly in a hurry, giving yourself time to experience a romantic getaway among the scents of the sea and the colours of nature is really a special thought: for this reason we suggest the idea of spending Valentine's Day on the island of Elba. Out of season, our beloved island can offer blue and clear skies, which are reflected in the waters of bays and coves where you can walk hand in hand.
Already early in the morning, when you open the window of your room, you will be greeted by a breeze that at times tries to anticipate the spring, carrying the marine notes of algae and those of the Mediterranean maquis that will make you immediately clear the inspiration that guides us in the creation of our essences for twenty years.
Among the natural paths, overlooking the sea of the Via dell'Essenza, you can admire the first early blooms of rosemary and other wild flowers, while with a visit to the mines you will be enchanted by the treasures hidden in the heart of the earth: the silvery color of hematite, the golden glow of pyrite, the red heat of iron are perfect and unforgettable sets to exchange a promise of love.
Then, you can admire a bit of the history of the island, maybe in the Napoleonic villa of San Martino taking pictures in the room of the love knot, decorated with the image of two pigeons that move away holding in their beaks the two ends of a ribbon that tighten in an indissoluble bond. If you are more sporty than romantic, you can rent two mountain bikes and ride through the streets of Capoliveri Bike Park.
After admiring the sunset over the sea from Forte Falcone in Portoferraio, it will be time to get ready for a romantic dinner that must absolutely include aleatico: the typical wine of the island that, according to the father of all Italian oenologists Luigi Veronelli, has a taste that is capable of "driving you crazy"…just like love.
It is a must, the evening before your return, to go to the Volterraio fort to admire the spectacle of the starry night and, even if San Lorenzo is still far away, you might be lucky enough to meet a shooting star and you can express your desire to return to the island for your summer holidays. While waiting for them to arrive, surprise yourself with one last gift: in the MIA package, two 15 ml bottles of the same perfume that you can share, as a memory of this surprising love escape.