Napoleon's Exile and Elba Tastings

Napoleon's Exile and Elba Tastings

Experience Portoferraio's historical treasures on a guided tour, from the Medicean Darsena's yachts, through the Sea Gate, to Napoleon's House and including a charming wine tasting.

Follow your guide for a stroll along the Medicean Darsena with its yachts and typical shops before entering the town center through the Sea Gate of the Medicean Fortresses. Built by the Archiduke of Florence in 1548, the Cosimo de Medici fortress was built to defend and fortify the town of Portoferraio.

Along the route, admire the 15th century Palazzo Comunale, where Napoleon resided for a few days during his first exile in 1814. Then leave the main square of Portoferraio and walk towards the House of Napoleon “Villa I Mulini ”, so called because of windmills that once stood on the site of the villa. A variety of rooms are open to the public including the study, reception hall, the apartment of Napoleon’s sister Pauline, Napoleon’s bedroom and the library. Also see the outside gardens where the emperor used to spend much of his time while in exile.

From the House of Napoleon, continue along the narrow cobblestone path that leads to the upper part of town. This is a magical location for a wine tasting and some local specialties. Cheers and Saluti!

Notes: If Villa dei Molini is closed on the day of the call, you will still be able to see it from the outside. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

Port: Portoferraio, Elba

Duration: 3 hours

Current Price: 159 USD