Napoleon's Exile and Elba Tastings
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: An outside visit of Villa I Mulini will be offered if the villa is closed to the open public when the yacht calls. 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
Price: 159 USD