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    "Napoleon Trail"

    by egonwegh Updated Nov 22, 2013

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    Follow what I call the "Napoleon Trail" and visit his town residence Villa dei Mulini and his home in the countryside Villa S. Martino. This is me in the garden of the Villa dei Mulini, with a typical Napoleonic emblem (eagle with spread wings) in the background.

    Elba, back garden of the home of Napoleon
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    Porto Azzurro

    by KiNyA Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Boasting a lively and welcoming atmosphere, this town with evident Spanish origins was founded in 1603 by Filippo the third of Spain. Originally named Porto Longone, the town is located at the base of a promontory along an ample inlet, on the island's eastern coast.

    Porto Azzurro
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    Villa S. Martino - Exhibition

    by egonwegh Updated Apr 3, 2009

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    Exhibition in the Demidoff Gallery of the Villa S. Martino - the Gallery was especially built in front of the Villa S. Martino, the country mansion of Napoleon Bonaparte, by count Demidoff to house his collection of Napoleon memorabilia. Today you can see scale models here of Napoleon's battles, military uniforms etc.

    Elba, Exhibition hall Demidoff Gallery
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    "Napoleon Trail"

    by egonwegh Updated Feb 29, 2008

    When you are on the Napoleon Trail, be sure to have a closer look at the personal library of the Emperor, in a room in his town residence Villa dei Mulini in Portoferraio. Another 'must see' for librarians!

    The other day, it occured to me that I'm following the Napoleon Trail backwards: already in the 1980s, I visited his tomb in Paris (Invalides) where Napoleon was laid to rest some time after his death in 1821, a couple of years ago we visited Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated in 1815, and this summer we were on Isola d'Elba, where Napoleon resided in exile in the year 1814. So the next thing for us to do would probably be to visit some of the battlegrounds all over Europe (preferably in backward order e.g. Moscow and the Berezina 1812, Jena 1806, Austerlitz 1805?) and then end our project on Corsica, where the Emperor was born in 1769...

    Elba, Villa dei Mulini, library of Napoleon
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    The Beautiful Island of Elba

    by jamequa Written Aug 8, 2007

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    There are so many beaches to go to on the island of Elba. They're all pretty accessible, although the further northwest you go, the more mountains you have to fight to get to them. But it's definitely worth it if you have a car or scooter. A great way to see the whole island, and a bit of mainland Italy is to take the cable car (more like a 2-person metal basket) up to the top of Monte Capanne. You can go up and back for something like 8 or 10 Euro. It's definitely worth it. The classic Tuscan countryside is pretty present in the middle of Elba, where viniards and cypress trees fill every inch of fertile ground (Tuscan ground is all fertile).

    Tons of boats in the cape of Portoazzuro Classic Tuscan cypress trees Lido di Capoliveri, a pretty little spill of beach Viniards in the middle of Elba, great sight
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    Sea Kayaking

    by Norcalcoaster Written Nov 2, 2005

    Elba is a perfect place for sea kayaking. The water is clear, and warm, and it's often very calm, especially late spring through early fall. And there's lots of gorgeous coastline and beaches to land on.
    I've been kayaking there a lot. If you have questions email me at bkossy@igc.org.

    Elba is known for clear water. Kayaking on elba can be blissful. The Elba coastline is ever changing. Marciana Marina is the home base for Sea Kayak Ita
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    a view by plane

    by Fabrizio_M. Written Aug 31, 2005

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    This point of view talk to you about the story of Portofferraio, the major city in the island.
    A port in the natural bay, since the roman empire time. But not only. Take a look at the disegn of the fortified wall. The project is made by any rinascimental war architect based on an idea by Medici family (sir of Florence and entire Tuscany)

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    Zuccale beach

    by Azhut Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Here you can see Zuccale beach, another great sandy beach. It's possible to park the car and to spend only 1 euro for the whole day, then on the beach, you can buy something to eat and enjoy the gorgeous landscape.

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    Capo Bianco Beach

    by Azhut Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Leaving Portoferraio find the indication to Capo Bianco Beach, just close to the main square. You can reach it easily from a great parking place (it costs only 2 euros and you can stay there the whole day). The beach is completely white and rocky, but you have to suffer a bit if you want to discover a wonderful sea green and blue with its crystal waters!

    Capo Bianco beach

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    Lacona Beach

    by Azhut Updated Aug 12, 2004

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    If you like sandy beaches Lacona is one of the biggest sandy beaches you can find to Elba Island. The beach is almost 1 km long and you can reach it from a big parking area just close to the street, you can't miss it!!

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    Seccheto beach

    by Azhut Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    On the way to Portoferraio (or to Fetovaia if you come from the opposite direction) you can stay some hours on the Seccheto beach. If you like sandy beaches this is a good choise. Seccheto is a small beach so try to be there in the morning to take a place for you and for your car.

    Seccheto beach

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    Leaving Fetovaia

    by Azhut Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    On the road to Portoferraio; after leavin Fetovaia beach you can find many beautiful corner where to stay and take a picture like this. I was so envious of those people who went there by their boats! Sometimes it's not possible to see places like this from the coast.

    A beautiful view

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    Fetovaia beach

    by Azhut Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    Fetovaia beach is maybe the most beautiful beach of the island. This beach is known for its golden sand and the green-blue colour of the water. You can join it from Portoferraio, it takes about 20 minutes by car.

    Fetovaia beach

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    Lighthouse

    by egonwegh Updated Mar 13, 2012

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    A lighthouse on Elba as seen from the back garden of the Villa dei Mulini, the town mansion of Napoleon Bonaparte. Worth a visit!

    Elba, lighthouse

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    Tiny island near Elba

    by egonwegh Written Sep 23, 2007

    You'll pass by this tiny island on your way from the mainland to the harbour of Portoferraio on Elba.

    Tiny island near Elba
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