FUN-travel: La Spezia to Portoferraio, Island of Elba, Italy – Day 7 – Seabourn Cruise

August 8, 2012 by  

Trip Day 24 – Cruise Day 7 – Thursday, August 2 – Portoferraio, Island of Elba, Italy

Napoleon’s Fountain


  • only 4 hr tour
  • leave @ 9:30
  • 1st stop –  Villa San Martino – summer residence of Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on Elba – sits half way up the hill – clear view of the harbor in distance – able  to walk through and see rooms with furniture & one filled with fanciful Egyptian frescos
  • 2nd stop – Porto Azzuro – charming fishing village
  • Locman Watches are made on Elba & I have one
  • back to ship in time for lunch of fresh shrimp scampi cooked table side
  • walk through town – find bigger Locman Watch store
  • buy a new watch band & it makes it look brand new!
  • dinner with 8 ship mates in the main dining room


  • can’t remember anything

FF (FUN-fact) – Elba is the largest of a scatter of islands know as the Tuscan archipelago off the west coast of Italy – 16 miles long and 3 miles wide.