Elba 1814 - Bicentennial Napoleonic Ball

Bicentennial Napoleonic Ball   

A Weekend at Portoferraio on the Island of Elba, Tuscany, Italy,

13 -15 June 2014

Programme of Events

FRIDAY 13 June 2014, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Il Teatro dei Vigilanti, built by Napoleon - Concert of Napoleonic Music -  Musicians and audience members in 1814 attire. 

FRIDAY 13 JUNE 2014, 7.30pm - 9pm A Napoleonic Dinner with Elban recipes from 1814

FRIDAY 13 JUNE 2014, 9.30pm - 11pm,  Piazzale de LAUGIER - event open to everyone.  NAPOLEONIC DANCING UNDER THE FULL MOON with Maestro DONALD FRANCIS & Atelier de Danse (followed by a midnight swim at the nearby Le Viste Beach)

SATURDAY 14 JUNE 2014, 10.30am - 3pm  - A VISIT to VILLA SAN MARTINO - Napoleon’s Summer Residence - in 1814 day attire,  A VISIT to MUSEO DEMIDOFF and the Bicentennial Napoleonic Exhibition,  A PICNIC LUNCH at VILLA ROMANA DELLA GROTTA Bus Pickup on Viale Elba, corner of Calata Italia.

SATURDAY 14 JUNE 2014, 8pm - 2am - PALAZZINA DEI MULINI, Piazzale Napoleone ,  THE BICENTENNIAL NAPOLEONIC BALL with Interludes & Buffet in the terraced Garden an exclusive, never to be repeated, private event in Napoleon's Residence, courtesy of Dr. Roberta Martinelli, the Director of the Napoleonic Residences and Museums on the Island of Elba. The museum will be transformed into Napoleon's home on the night of a Grand Ball. DANCE MASTER: Donald Francis. ORCHESTRA LEADER: James Gray, Dress Code: 1814 Ball attire

SUNDAY 15 JUNE 2014, 11am - 5pm -  SET SAIL aboard a replica of an 18th Century BRIG "La Grace".  Visit the Archeological Museum . Lunch at the Marina. Dress Code 1814 sailing attire.

Ticket costs:

Friday evening -Theatre & restaurant -35 euro (NB Friday night's outdoor Ball is free of charge.)

Saturday morning - visit to Villa San Martino, Museo Demidoff, Picnic and return bus - 35 euro

Saturday evening - Bicentennial Ball (including theatrical and musical interludes, Napoleonic buffet, canapés and drinks) - 150 euro

Sunday - Sailing aboard "La Grace" Tall Ship, visit to the Archeological Museum, lunch at the Marina - 60 euro

Total Price: 280 euro, 

Information on event, accommodation and tickets: margaritafm@yahoo.com.au

Florence (Toskana)

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