Seaside vistas from Cavo on Elba Island

The Vecchia Scuola offers a one of a kind position overlooking the port of Cavo on Elba Island, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the coast of Tuscany. The ex-school has been recuperated and now houses 6 one bedroom apartments, each with a view of the dazzling waters between the mainland and Elba Island.

Furnished with a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, full size sofa bed, bathroom with shower and double bedroom, these apartments will accommodate up to 4 persons. Each apartment has a view of the picturesque port of Cavo and the apartments all come with AC and heating.

Top 3 reasons you'll love La Vecchia Scuola


Located close to the port, restaurants and shops. Arrive with the ferry from Piombino and use public transport around the island


Be dazzled by the colors of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the scenic view of the port of Cavo


The sea provides a cool & refreshing breeze and if the temps are just too much, the AC will cool you down

Guaranteed a Panoramic View

The wonderful thing about the one bedroom vacation rental apartments at Vecchia Scuola is that each and every one comes with a seaside view. Some from the bedroom and some from the main living area - but all of the views are beautiful encompassing the dazzling waters of this Mediterranean paradise. Watch the sailboats set off as you enjoy a leisurely lunch of the fresh catch of the day cooked right there in your own self catering holiday apartment. Furnished with a modern decor, these luminous apartments have a light colored wood floor and large windows to catch all of that Tuscan sun. Yet even with all this natural light the apartments are cool and refreshing with either the constant seaside breeze or air conditioning.

There is a double bedroom, bathroom with shower and a living area with a full size sofa bed. You can easily accommodate a family of four or a group of 4 adults. Each apartment comes fully equipped with all necessary cookware, kitchen and bath linens and upon request a grocery delivery can be arranged upon your arrival. Parking is available for the residents and there is an on-site bar for a moment of relax with friends or your holiday neighbors. Enjoy the modern comforts of WiFi and Satellite TV. Ask about bike and car rental which are available at the apartments.

Splashing Around in Tuscany

The picture perfect position of Vecchia Scuola opens an entirely unique and enchanting vista of Tuscany. Across the channel you can see the Tuscan mountain skyline, only a ferry boat ride to the coast. Or the fantastic blue waters that surround the famous island of Elba. At the port you can arrange for a boat ride to admire the island from a distance or to seek out a secret beach. There is a snorkeling and SCUBA diving center at the port where you can plan your underwater excursions. Head over to one of the many beaches all along the coast, choose one within walking distance of Cavo or use the public transport to head over to the many areas that offer sandy beaches, umbrellas and lounge chairs.

The island of Elba is bustling with things to do and places to explore its interesting and diverse history; between the national parks with breathtaking views, the various museums that about the ocean, minerals and even the ex-residence of Buonaparte Napoleon, there is always something to fill up your day. And for your nights, you can choose one of the local restaurants, watch the sunset from the port or spend the evening enjoying Capoliveri and the many activities the town plans in the square.

Back and Forth to the Mainland

The excellent position near the port makes it easy to program day trips to the mainland for exploring the quaint medieval hamlets not too far off from the coast. Massa Marittima is just the right distance to have you discover the beauty of the Tuscan hillside while venturing around an amazing little town from the 1300’s. Volterra, made even more famous with a few recent films, was first an Etruscan stronghold before passing over to the Romans and today it offers magnificent buildings, artwork and alabaster craftsmanship. Siena, is a pleasant and very panoramic drive from the mainland port of Piombino. Plan a day visiting the town square, cathedral and Torre di Mangia - not to mention some of the delicious culinary delights like panforte and ricciarelli.

La Vecchia Scuola

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La Vecchia Scuola

Lungomare Michelangelo 5-7, Frazione Cavo
57038 Rio Marina (Livorno)


42.8594272689461 latitude
10.4212805628777 longitude


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