Portoferraio is the first town you will see when you arrive on Elba island. Nothing seems to have changed since the times of the Argonauts. Stroll through the narrow streets of historic Portoferraio and see its massive fortresses. Admire the views and then head to Napoleon's residence at Villa dei Mulini. Along the way visit the Museum of Misericordia and enjoy the town's ambiance as you pass through the city gates and head for the waterfront. Venture into the rugged countryside and enjoy the scenery, monuments to Napoleon and quaint mountain villages.