By Andrea Romano
May 14, 2019
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You never have to worry about the weather ruining your vacation, as long as you go to this island off the coast of Italy.

The Italian island of Elba, off the coast of Tuscany, is an idyllic place to spend a vacation with its beautiful beaches, gorgeous architecture, and delicious food. Plus, the island is the perfect combination for people looking to relax and people looking for fascinating places to sightsee.

Famously, the island was home to Napoleon Bonaparte when he was exiled from France between 1814 and 1815, in case any history buffs out there are planning an historical getaway.

Of course, all paradise locations are also susceptible to inclement weather. According to Lonely Planet, the island has launched an initiative to combat weather-related vacation disasters with its "Elba No Rain" promotion.

Anyone who takes a vacation on Elba can get a refund for their hotel stay if there’s too much rain while they’re there. According to Lonely Planet, the initiative measures “too much rain” as more than 2 hours of a downpour during the day, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time.

However, it’s important to note that not all hotels have adopted this temporary refund policy. A full list of hotels who are participating in the "Elba No Rain" program can be found on the initiative’s website (which is in Italian).

If you want a guarantee that the weather on your vacation will be beautiful or your money back, it’s best to check out which places on the list are the best to book. The initiative only lasts through May 31, so grabbing a hotel room quickly is key.

Elba’s climate can be a bit unpredictable, according to Lonely Planet, so it’s very possible that you can get your hotel stay for free. Or, you’ll just have a lovely, rain-free vacation. The weather forecast holds so many possibilities.

While some rain can certainly lead to a disappointing vacation, a little water never hurt anybody, and there can be lots of great things to do while you’re waiting for the sun to come out again.

More information can be found on the "Elba No Rain" website.

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