Architecture, design and holidays

Island of Elba. The gem of Tuscany in new dimensions.

Enjoy your holidays in one of the most beautiful islands of Europe – on Elba. Best of all, with everything your heart desires. With a stay at Villa Allungata, designed by Giò Ponti, lovers of design and architecture will find a most desirable environment. Thanks to the spectacular landscape, the high quality furnishings and the care for details, the villa invites you to feel good. Elba has something in store for every taste. Here you will find Mediterranean culture and landscapes, beautiful beaches, cosy places to relax, adventurous activities for a healthy dose of adrenaline and much more, to share with family, with friends, or coworkers. After this vacation, you’ll have a lot to talk about at home. Once you’ve been here, you’ll come back. Because this island – and especially the ambience of the villa – are unique and fascinating.

A unique villa makes history

Villa Allungata is the work of the famous Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti (1891-1979). Apart from this magnificent building, there is only one building on Elba that was designed by him, the Villa Ottagonale. Originally planned was the construction of 10 holiday homes, a hotel and a restaurant, commissioned by an English real estate company. In his two projects, Ponti emphasizes the geometric form, carved by apparently random openings that allow a total view of the landscape from every room. He made this possible through his meticulous study of the interiors and the creation of continuous transversal perspectives. Villa Allungata is a national monument of the Italian State and was renovated in collaboration with the Office of Cultural Heritage of Pisa. The aim is to restore the original state of the building as faithfully as possible. The exterior façade is kept in white and the shutters are made of wood following the tradition. Local craftsmanship is valorized in the ongoing restoration of the remarkable original tile floor inside the villa.

Giò Ponti was one of the most important figures of Italian architecture of the Twentieth Century, with projects ranging from architecture to industrial design, from urban design to detailed interior design. Ponti’s architecture stands out for its clarity and embodies the fundamental principles of his entire career at home and abroad, in South America and the Middle East. Its motto: The development of the finished form in its simplicity and reduced to its essential elements, light, transparent and free from its visual weight.

From 2021, this dreamlike home offers you an unforgettable feel-good experience of the extra class with everything you need – and more.

The villa as a starting point for your holiday adventures

Villa Allungata with its large garden is situated on a plot of over 5000 square meters (1.2 acres), surrounded by lemon, olive and fig trees. The open view embraces the sea and the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago with its unspoiled nature. The area offers activities for everyone, whether you love water sports, cycling, hiking and more. The beach of Straccoligno, splendid and quiet, can be reached on foot in a few minutes. The nearest towns such as Capoliveri or Porto Azzuro can be easily reached by car, bicycle or boat in 15–30 minutes

In the interior and exterior of the villa, architect Giò Ponti focused on design and aesthetics.

This unique oasis of well-being has a lot to offer

With space to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, Villa Allungata is ideal for families, friends or groups who do not necessarily have to indulge in 5* luxury at their destination but are able to appreciate the uniqueness of this pearl.

Spaces include:

  • 4 spacious double rooms
  • every room has a private bathroom or shower
  • the bedrooms, living/dining room, outdoor loggia, terrace and garden all enjoy beautiful vistas of the sea (Gulf of Straccoligno) or the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago
  • very well equipped kitchen with adjacent inner courtyard (“spazio”)
  • large living room and dining room
  • covered outdoor loggia with fireplace
  • ample terrace
  • Outdoor pool with counter current system
  • the villa is situated in a cul-de-sac road, privacy is guaranteed
  • various accessory rooms, including laundry facilities
  • garden of about 5000 m² with lemon, olive and fig trees
  • direct access on foot to public beach
  • external private parking
  • free WLAN

Book now this villa of indescribable beauty in a wonderful location and enjoy vacations inspired by the beauty of the island and the exclusive atmosphere of this architectural gem.

The following costs are added to the price:
- laundry (bed/bath) per week/person 20 Euro
- final cleaning 350 Euro

Bookings possible only from Sunday to Sunday.

You feel transported back in time – away from plastic and disposable culture – yet you will find modern amenities.


If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Just leave us your message and contact details. Thank you and see you soon.


Maura Colli
Pianeta Elba
Via Roma 93
57031 Capoliveri
Isola d’Elba Italia
Tel. +39 33 86 80 95 58