We spent the next 3 days on Elba enjoying relaxing, going to different beaches, catching up on reading and sketching. It took us a day or so to get used to the slow pace but once we got used to it we embraced it and enjoyed every second of it. We visited Napoleon’s official residence in Portoferraio. The Palazzina dei Mulini is a national monument, situated between Forte Stella and Forte Falcone, which are the two Medicean fortresses of Portoferraio. It was the official residence of Napoleon and his sister Paolina. The museum houses several relics and from the garden you can enjoy a beautiful panorama on the Tyrrhenian sea. The museum is currently hosting an art exhibition of Napoleon’s niece “Charlotte Bonaparte” (1802-39). I was very impressed by her work (sketches, engravings and oil paintings) and it was nice to see the work of a female artist from the 19th century. After the visit to the museum we walked around the old part of town and I spent a few hours taking pictures. We had a wonderful time in Elba and when I think back to it I can still hear the waves.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the pictures of Elba!