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HOTEL IL CAMINETTO - ISLAND OF ELBA: THE LOCATION OF OUR HOTEL

Our hotel is just 5 km from the arrival of the ferries in Portoferraio away.

Just leave Portoferraio and take the direction of «Procchio». After 3km you will find a cross road on the left, direction «San Martino». Follow this road trough the valley until the end. Just a few meters before the entrance to the summer residence of Napoleon you will find our Hotel on the right side.

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Gps: Lat 42.7877° - Long 10.2833°.





INQUIRIES AND BOOKING
IN THE AREA SELECTED BY NAPOLEON
Forced into exile on the Island of Elba following the Treaty of Fontainebleau (from May 4, 1814, to February 26, 1815), Napoleon bought some property, including a rustic country house with the intention of transforming it into a comfortable, refined residence that would rival the most fashionable Parisian home.

Following the reckless flight from the Island of Elba and the well-known epilogue to the Napoleonic saga, Villa San Martino passed to the Emperor's heirs until 1856 when it was bought by the Russian nobleman, Anatole Demidoff, a great art collector and an indefatigable admirer of the feats of Napoleon.

Villa of Napoleone


Demidoff didn't limit himself to just restoring the villa but also planned to build a great museum, now the Museo Nazionale Napoleonico Villa di San Martino, destined to host the numerous Napoleonic relics collected; to this end, he commissioned the construction of a gallery that still bears his name.

The evocative rooms of the Demidoff Gallery preserve period furniture in frescoed rooms - especially noteworthy is the so-called 'Egyptian Room' by Antonio Vincenzo Revelli of Piedmont - and, in addition to temporary exhibitions, it also hosts a remarkable collection of printed matter, establishing itself as the collection point for illustrations and portraits that bear witness not only to the Napoleonic era but also some of the most important historical aspects of the island of Elba.
The Gallery also houses a statue depicting 'Galatea', attributed to Canova whose Muse was Paolina Bonaparte Borghese, Napoleon's sister.