|Where it is||Portoferraio - San Martino|
|Opening hours||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 2 pm - 6 pm
|Closed||every Monday lunedì, January 1st, December 25th|
|Tickets||full prices € 5,00 / reduced price € 2,00|
|Access for the disabled||Partial: no problem as regards the ground floor, but the first floor is up a stairway.|
|Taking films and buying photographs||only after prior permission from the manager, according to laws in force|
|Access to building and grounds||to garden only|
|Contact details||phone number +39 0565 914688|
The Villa in San Martino, Napoleon's summer residence, is in the heart of the countryside, about 5 km from Portoferraio.The magnificent neoclassic architecture of the building is the work of Count Anatolio Demidoff, husband of Napoleon's neice Matilde di Monfort, who, in 1851, decided to build a place worthy of Imperial pomps where he could keep his collection of Napoleonic antiques,
The Demidoff Gallery is at the foot of the original building, and here you can admire the statue of the original Galatea, that seemingly Paolina Borghese posed for, done by Canova, and originally meant to enhance the beauty of the gardens in the Palazzina dei Mulini.
The original Napoleonic residence is above the Demidoff Gallery. The very moderate architecture of the outside of the building is in contrast to that of the inside, over two floors of rooms and halls, designed by the architect Bargigli, while the frescos were done by Vincenzo Antonio Revelli, from Turin.
On the second floor, well worth visiting, is the Egyptian room, where an octagonal tank has papyrus plants, withtrompe l'oeil on the walls representing the Egyptian country side, and the lovers' knot room, meant to be a dining room, where the fresco on the ceiling of two doves in flight holding the lovers' knot symbolizes the the love between Napoleon and Maria Luisa.
Infoelba non si assume alcuna responsabilità per l'uso di marchi e slogan usati dagli inserzionisti e per eventuali errate indicazioni.
Informa inoltre che i listini prezzi, orari, date o altro materiale informativo pubblicato su questo sito è suscettibile a variazioni.
:: Siete quindi invitati a chiedere conferma alle strutture interessate ::
©1999-2021 Infoelba s.r.l. Unipersonale - Viale Teseo Tesei, 12 - Centro Servizi Il Molino - 57037 Portoferraio (LI)
P. IVA e C.F. 01130150491 - capitale sociale €10.000,00 i.v. - registro imprese numero 01130150491 - REA: LI - 100635