Getting Here and Around: The Islands

Passenger and car ferries link the Tuscan islands with the mainland.

Chiappi. Honda and Yamaha scooters as well as campers, cars, and boats can be rented here. Calata Italia 38, Elba, Portoferraio, Tuscany, 57037. 0565/914366;

Moby Lines. From Piombino, this company provides one-hour ferry service to Portoferraio on Elba. Via Ninci 1, Portoferraio, Tuscany, 57037. 02/76027132; 199/303040;

Rent Modo. On Elba there are numerous places to rent bikes, scooters, motorcycles, or cars, and here you can choose from all of the above. Via Renato Fucini 6, Portoferraio, Tuscany, 57030. 338/7185735.

Toremar. This ferry service provides transportation between Piombino and Elba's main ports as well as to the smaller islands: from Livorno to Capraia; from Piombino to Pianosa; and from Porto Santo Stefano to Giglio. Piazzale Premuda 13, Nuova Stazione Marittima, Piombino, Tuscany, 57025. 199/117733;

Prices can differ drastically, so comparison shop before buying your tickets. Reserve your seat ahead of time in the peak-season months of July and August.

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