Pristine beaches, clear azure waters, quaint villiages tastefully designed and steeped in history, Elba a perfect place to regroup. And Stella Maris is just the place you will want to stay. My apartment was a spacious open plan perfect for a couple or a small family, with a kitchen stocked enough to start a restaurant, a shower big enough to not require a curtain, antiques that added to the design that only the Italians know how to do. Yet, the best parts were the hosts. Whether collecting me at the porto, or taking me to the market, or telling me for the fourth time where the post office was, Stefano and Paola were the best. They even allowed me leave some baggage with them. I hope that is a sign that I am welcome back. Because even with such a short two week stay, it is easy to see this as a home away from home. Ciao, Bellissima and Bellissimo.