On the Road Scheller flew to Milan, then took a train to Piombino, where he caught the ferry to the island. He then rented a car to get around. Pistolesi suggests flying to Florence, renting a car there, driving to Piombino, and ferrying the rental car to Elba. On the island, a compact car such as a Fiat Panda rents for about $30 a day. Scooters are available but not necessarily recommended; the traffic around Portoferraio can be dangerous, and, as Scheller says, "Elba is larger than it looks." Taxis are easy to find in Portoferraio but less common elsewhere.