Hotel accommodation on Elba Island
One of the great Rossinian performers of all time, the bass Tancredi Pasero,
elected Spartaia Bay on Elba Island
as a “good retreat”, having spent decades treading the boards of the biggest
opera theatres in the world. He wanted to call his residence “Désirée”, in memory
of Désirée Clery, Napoleon Bonaparte’s lover during his exile on Elba Island
, before the former Emperor returned to Paris to gain his briefly lived power
and before Désirée became Queen of Sweden and Norway.
“Désirée” is also the title of an unforgettable film with Marlon Brando as Napoleon,
focusing on the romantic love story with the beautiful, Marseille native and Désirée
is the name of the hotel which was once home to Tancredi Pasero. Today, it is
still managed by his son and grandchildren. The hotel
is full of history, with echoes vibrating from Elba
around Europe: guests have been coming for decades from all over Europe to Hotel Désirée
, not just to daydream of an extraordinary love story, but to get to know the
place, because Elba Island
represents history and tradition, but also the sea, nature, relaxation and fun.
Elements all found in a hotel accommodation
offering the best of everything expected by guests on Elba Island
: from big, comfortable rooms with sea views to a private beach with direct access
from the hotel or the chance to taste the best Italian and Tuscan cuisine. Désirée Hotel
is a must for anyone wishing to experience the magic of Elba Island
to the full.