Elba Room

BAY CITY:La Chiusa vineyard has a great view of Portoferraio

It's not often you see Napoleon Bonaparte while performing an early-morning yogic salute to the sun. But then, not every place that the old Emperor conquered is so fond of his memory that they annually dress a short man in a big hat and parade him around to mark the anniversary of his death. Welcome to the island of Elba, off the west coast of Tuscany, and more specifically to Tenuta La Chiusa, a working vineyard where the warmonger once spent two nights during his nine-month Elban exile, before escaping to prepare for his last battle.

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