Foresiana art gallery

A large collection of artefacts, portraits, prints and painting landscapes in order to learn the Island of Elba and its people.

If you are interested in examining the places and personalities who portrayed the history of the Elba Island, the Foresiana art gallery (located on the second floor of the De Laugier barrack) will offer you an interesting perspective of the Island, thanks to its collection of artefacts, portraits, prints and painting landscapes by several artists such as Signorini, Morandini, Nomellini etc.

This collection, donated in 1914 by Mario Foresi (an intellectual citizen from Elba), is divided into twelve thematic areas showing muskets, swords and antique furniture in addition to painting and prints. The key to the city, given to Napoleon on 1814, can be see there too.

How to get there

Starting from Piazza Cavour, go past the Municipal Building and go up to “Salita Napoleone”. The steep road on the left side leads to the large square of the De Laugier Cultural Center.

Opening times

Winter opening times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 12 PM

Summer opening times: From Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM

Guided visits on request


If you are planning to visit all Portoferraio cultural and historical sites, we suggest you to buy the “Cosmopoli Card”.





Salita Napoleone