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Villa of San Martino

Off Via Banchi di Sotto | Localita San Martino, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
+39 0565 914688
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Napoleone's Villa

Place is beautiful but visit is not so special as you may think Furniture are not from Napoleone... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
GiancarloAP
via mobile
Amazing how simple it is.

We had a guide with us from Tauck, who told us about the house and about Napoleon's "stay" here... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
lotsagoldens
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good26%
  • Average31%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible13%
27 Sep 2016
“Tour”
16 Aug 2016
“When history is too great for those who inherit it”
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Off Via Banchi di Sotto | Localita San Martino, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
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+39 0565 914688
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Place is beautiful but visit is not so special as you may think Furniture are not from Napoleone premises even if original

Thank GiancarloAP
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a guide with us from Tauck, who told us about the house and about Napoleon's "stay" here. If you go on your own, I don't think you will learn much. The house is surprisingly small and simple; painted with pastels and flowery patterns,...More

1  Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Historic home needs some cleaning up and some signage. It's a long walk from the car park to the house and a climb once u get there.

1  Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 2 September 2016

One would expect more. Hardly any background information about Napoleon on Elba. Rooms hardly with any furniture. When walking around, one cannot stop wondering " what am I suppose to see here". Don't do it with kids, they'll be bored in no time.

1  Thank HarryDS
Reviewed 16 August 2016

First impression: very few and insignificant road signs to this attraction. Thank God, somebody invented Google Maps! About 700 meters from the gps coordinates, there is an improvised road block and you understand that the parking on the left side of the road may have...More

2  Thank Decebal
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

It's a nice walk from the parking area to the Villa of San Martino. The entrance fee is €5,- for adults. The villa and fresco's have been renovated and completed with the original furniture. The furniture was lost when the villa was neglected for a...More

1  Thank bobvos66
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Good to have been there and seen the villa, but nothing overwhelming. I would have expected a little more explanations - in English - on Napoleon and his stay on Elba.

1  Thank GeertVromman
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Impressive residence, albeit quite sparse. There are 2 floors with the upper floor being visited by a winding path up hill and some stairs from the terrace. The path up to the house is a 10 minute walk from where the coach parked and the...More

1  Thank Fae M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

There were some very beautiful pieces of furniture which were examples of furniture from that period when Napoleon lived in the house and a few nice pieces of art on the wall. The garden and the view was nice, but there was very little written...More

Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Te house is lovely but they could keep it better. There is not much inside (quite empty) but the story and the gardens and the incredible view make up for that. We were the only visitors so it all seemed quite personal. Easy to imagine...More

Thank Fernlay
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Dawn L
I will be on a cruise to Portoferraio in September. Is this attraction, Villa of San Martino, within walking distance of the cruise port? I am thinking of doing it on my own rather than with a shore excursion. Thanks, Dawn in Savannah
22 June 2016|
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odile1232015
bonjour! please advise opening and closing hours and dates. will you be open beween sunday 10 April and the 12th April 2016 many thanks for your help odile foster
7 March 2016|
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