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Portoferraio



Introduction of Portoferraio
Resort town and port, Livorno province, Tuscanyregion, 48 mi S of Livorno, N Elba Island , in theTyrrhenian Sea. The Medici family fortified this formerRoman town from the 16th to 18th centuries,and it was under French siege from May 1801 to June1802 during the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon lived inthe town during his banishment in 1814-15. His residence,the Villa dei Mulini, is now a museum. Portoferraiohas been incorporated into Tuscany since1547.Resort town and port, Livorno province, Tuscanyregion, 48 mi S of Livorno, N Elba Island , in theTyrrhenian Sea. The Medici family fortified this formerRoman town from the 16th to 18th centuries,and it was under French siege from May 1801 to June1802 during the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon lived inthe town during his banishment in 1814-15. His residence,the Villa dei Mulini, is now a museum. Portoferraiohas been incorporated into Tuscany since1547.

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