• Day197


    October 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today we attempted to catch a bus into the capital Town on Elba, first fail was because operating system on iPad is not modern enough for us to download the bus app, second fail was we couldn’t decipher the bus timetable on the internet, third fail we couldn’t find a local who could understand the timetables at the bus stop, or we found a local but he couldn’t understand the timetable either. Luckily for us his wife had just dropped their son off and was about to go to town and offered us a lift, thank goodness for friendly locals.
    Portoferraio was really interesting with lots of old buildings, we missed out on visiting some of them including the Napoleon museum as we arrived at lunchtime just as it was closing for the day! We did however visit the Martello Tower, Roman Villa remains, Fort Falcone ( this separates the old town of Portoferraio from the rest of the island) and Teatro de Vigilanti, Napoleons theatre built in 1814 renovated recently with only 65 boxes and as many seats. It was really cute.
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