Isola d'Elba

Portoferraio, the fisherman village chosen by Etruscans, Medici and Napoleon

Portoferraio, Italy
Portoferraio the fisherman village chosen by Etruscans Medici and Napoleon

From $309.69

per group (up to 10)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Elba’s largest city, Portoferraio has an unusual history that’s not always apparent to newcomers. On this tour, explore the city with an art historian guide, visiting historic sights associated with Cosimo de' Medici and Napoleon, who was exiled to the island in the early 19th century. Stop at two of the three forts founded by de’ Medici, a church that Napoleon transformed into a theater, and Napoleon’s residence-in-exile.
  • A private tour of Portoferraio with an art historian guide
  • Visit historic sights associated with Cosimo de' Medici and Napoleon
  • Choose from convenient morning and afternoon start times
  • Private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 16
    Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 16, 57037 Portoferraio LI, Italy

    In front of the PANELBA - there is a parking for the cars

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Forte Falcone (Pass By)

Forte Stella (Pass By)

Teatro dei Vigilanti (Pass By)

Palazzina dei Mulini (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please note: Entrance tickets to these attractions are not included in the tour price
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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