I should have spent longer Elba. Never mind. It only means I’ll have to go back again. And should I do so, I can think of nowhere better than the Agriturismo of Valle di Lazzaro run by Stefano and Tiziana Farkas. As well as being vineyard producing some remarkable wines, it’s an oasis of tranquillity and civilised values. I settled into a comfortable, handsomely decorated and equipped self-catering apartment tucked away among the vines and olive trees, although, self-evidently I did little by way of self catering as the hospitable Farkases took pity on me when I wasn’t eating out.
Agriturismo Valle di Lazzaro Farkas, via Valle di Lazzaro 103, Portoferraio, Elba. Tel: 0039 3478100273