Napoleon on Elba Island
The guide to the National Museums of Napoleon's residences on Elba has been revised and updated and includes the dwellings the Emperor himself refurbished and planned for his exile on the island. Located in strategic positions, the Palazzina dei Mulini and Villa San Martino respectively dominate Portoferraio and, close by, San Martino, thereby evoking images from the past as well as enchanting and breathtaking views of the landscape that only the island of Elba can offer. This new guide offers updated information and discoveries regarding the Emperor's sojourn. Napoleon the commander. Napoleon the architect. Napoleon the agronomist. Napoleon the librarian. This versatility comes to life again in these residences, though inhabited for such limited periods, thereby giving History an irresistible appeal. In-depth info boxes give this handy guide the touch of the historical novel.
Monica Guarraccino and Emilia Bartolotti, art historians and authors of numerous essays, are two authorities on the subject. They have reconstructed the history of the residences with painstaking research of printed and archive material. They have also edited an inventory of these.
- Edited by:
- E. Bartolotti, M. Guarraccino
- Edition (cm):
- 12 × 19
- 23 b&w and 67 color illustrations