A fifty year long passion for hospitality The history

It was 1955 when Paolo and Ileana De Ferrari, the descendants of a noble Genoese family, first saw the Biodola beach at the Island of Elba.
It was love at first sight, the crystal clear water and the fine sand, the delicate flowers growing along the dunes and the intense scent of mastic and cork trees in the air were so compelling they never wanted to leave again.
Some of the extremely lucky guests to visit this beach are Errol Flynn, the famous Hollywood star who stopped here to enjoy the peace of this unexplored paradise just as the De Ferrari’s did. In 1966, ten years after Flynn, Anthony Quinn, Rita Hayworth and Rosanna Schiaffino came to the bay to shoot the film “The Rover” at the Tonnara of Enfola, the striking promontory facing the Hermitage.
It was exactly here, on the Biodola bay, that Paolo Ferrari realized he could construct an elegant, first-rate building hosting people from all over the world in search for peace and relaxation.

Our hospitality expertise

For over fifty years, the De Ferrari family has been passionately taking care of the Hotel Hermitage, to which they added in time the two sister hotels Hotel Biodola and Hotel del Golfo.
Together, they are the most exclusive buildings to be found on the island.
The De Ferrari family and their staff were the first to adopt the philosophy that the desires of every guest that visits the hotel must be carefully and tastefully attended to from their first day to the last on the Island of Elba.
Warm hospitality and our lovely luxury is our profession and the guest is always at the centre of our generosity.

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