I agree with SillyPinguin. Napoleon's villa is sadly in very poor shape. The gardens are virtually non existent. The trees are beautiful, but all the flower pots have dead plants in them. A touch of paint and a little care would make all the difference.
You pay Euro 3 to park your car and about Euro 4 to go in to the old house.. So sad for such an incredible character!
But, a visit to the Island of Elba is really well worth while. It is beautiful. The little coves and beaches are truly stunning. Be aware, even though the island is small, it is very hilly with narrow twisty roads and it takes time to get around the island! Spend a night and enjoy all the island has to offer. You can catch the ferry from Portofino, it carries cars and takes 1 hour.
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