The ideal destination for a holiday spent apart from and isolated from the rest of the world, surrounded only by the intense blue colour of the sea. To spend one’s holidays on one of Italy’s many islands not only means swimming in crystal blue seas or walking on soft sand, but also hiking in the mountains or across the countryside immersed in nature and history, practising innumerable sports from swimming to sailing, from windsurfing to mountain-biking, from horse-riding to free climbing, and then there’s hiking, tennis, golf, canoeing, delta-planing among others. It is enough to name the Island of Elba in order to imagine all of this: over 22.350 hectares of land and 147 kilometres of coastline, host in his day to Napoleone Bonaparte (1769-1821), the famous French general become emperor. And then again Sardegna, in the heart of the Mediterranean, which with its 1800 kilometres of coastline is one of the best-loved destinations of water-sport lovers and for those who love holidays by the sea; Sicily, with its thousands of colours and fascinating traditions; the Tuscan Archipelago, formed by a group of eight islands situated between the Tuscan mainland and Corsica, in the Corsican Canal south of the Ligurian Sea. Not to mention the other pearls surrounding Italy, from the isles of the Adriatic, to the six in the Ligurian Sea, the seven in the Ionic Sea, the eight islands in the Lakes and the nine in the Lagoons. All that remains is to choose your island and become a modern Robinson Crusoe, the most famous castaway of modern literature.