Sumary of Italy holidays: Bestselling author Mary Bly on why the island of Elba is a must-visit:
- We celebrate the journey by walking directly into restaurant Stella Marina facing the harbour for a leisurely wine-filled lunch.
- If you don’t mind a walk, the Ristorante ‘da Gianni’ (down an alley a few blocks away) specialises in astonishingly good hand-made orecchiette, pasta with the sweet shape of a child’s ear.
- Don’t eat at a restaurant facing the water (a rule for the entire island, frankly): go down an alley to La Scaletta, a small ristorante that began years ago as a panino stand.
- Walk a block or two to restaurant Trattoria di Mare La Nassa.