Although us Brits are used to a spot of rain, it can be quite disheartening when the weather lets you down on holiday.
But one Italian island is hoping to brighten up tourists' day by pledging to refund their overnight stays if their trip is ruined by rainy weather.The island of Elba, which sits off the coast of Tuscany, has launched a new initiative where hotels will refund visitors for their overnight stay if it's rained during their visit.
Specifically, if there has been rainfall for more than two hours between the hours of 10am and 8pm.
A host of hotels and hostels across the island have already signed up to the Elba No Rain project.
Currently it's being trialled for the month of May with the special offer valid until Friday 31st May for visitors.
It's worth noting that Elba boasts a generally sunny climate with occasional rainfall, but its climate can change suddenly, so this initiative offers a bit of a safety net for tourists.
The island itself offers up heaps of brilliant activities and sights with some of its biggest highlights outdoors from the picture-perfect sandy beaches to stunning landscapes.Despite being one of the largest Italian islands, Elba can still be easily be explored by foot.
n fact, it's home to the spectacular Tuscan Archipelago National Park which boasts an abundance of wildlife, eye-catching plants and colourful flowers, as well as heaps of walking trails to explore.
Of course should you find yourself facing a rainy day, there's still ample to explore. We suggest checking out one of the local restaurants for some seriously delicious local fare, or the waterfront bars to be found at the marina.
The island also offers four nightclubs for those who like to continue to party long into the night