Inclement Italian Weather Refund

Inclement Italian Weather Refund

Many travelers have the misfortune of running into unforeseen circumstances on their trip. Sometimes this even requires a last minute change of hotel plans due to bad weather. Unfortunately, most hotels, especially in the United States are not very accommodating to these changes. However, you'll never have to worry about this happening if you vacation to the Italian island of Elba, off the coast of Tuscany. 

The island’s beautiful beaches, gorgeous architecture, and delicious food was home to Napoleon Bonaparte when he was exiled from France in 1814 and is made up of slices of rocks which once formed part of the ancient Tethyan seafloor, but it does have a history of very inclement weather.  Visitors of Elba can get a refund for their hotel stay if there’s too much rain while they’re there (more than 2 hours of a downpour during the day, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time).


It’s important to note that not every hotel on the island has adopted this refund policy. A full list of hotels who are participating in the "Elba No Rain" program can be found on the initiative’s website

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning how hotel owners on the island of Elba are participating in an Inclement Italian Weather Refund. Ready to plan your trip? Our culturally infused classes and native instructors are sure to put you on the path to fluency faster than you might think! Click below to learn more.