Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole

Hotel Il Pellicano pool
Located right on the coast in Tuscany, just a 1-hour 30-minute drive from Rome, Il Pellicano is the perfect place to relax by the sea after the wonders and culture of a city break to Rome. With a spa too, you can really unwind and enjoy the views. Il Pellicano is an elegant, historic and unique small hotel situated on Tuscany’s Argentario peninsula. Built in the mid-1960s by Michael and Patricia Graham as a private club for their glamorous circle of friends and christened ‘Il Pellicano’ as the couple met at Pelican Point in California, the hotel is now well known for its beautiful aspect and its Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel is located close to the port of Porto Ercole, a picturesque marina town popular with jetsetters and the yachting fraternity. Its coastal location in the Maremma district of Tuscany means it is pretty much the same distance from Rome as it is from Pisa and Florence, making it a fantastic place to stop and relax for those travelling around the cities and countryside of Tuscany. This Mediterranean resort remains an Italian legend. Why? The position is stunning, on a cliff overlooking a rugged private cove. Opened in 1965, its owners have spent their lives maintaining its timeless dolce vita vibe.  Read More...

La Posta Vecchia Hotel

La Posta Vecchia
La Posta Vecchia is an intriguing witness to Italian history. A ‘voluptuous seaside resort’ favoured by Roman imperators, a Renaissance villa for the noble Orsini family and home to John Paul Getty a billionaire who filled it with Italian art treasures. Finally with typical Italian passion, Roberto Sciò who confesses to a love affair with beauty, found La Posta Vecchia irresistible and made it his family home.This rich history has been captured by todays your host, daughter of Roberto and creative director and Italy’s contemporary tastemaker Marie-Louise Sciò. La Posta Vecchia balances the Baroque exuberance of a Fellini film with her renowned artful elegance. So guests live in refined style above Roman mosaics and ancient artefacts.La Posta Vecchia enjoys a lovely seafront location on the Mediterranean, just outside the city of Rome. Dating from the 17th century, the building which houses this stunning hotel was built as a residence for the aristocratic Orsini family.La Posta Vecchia is a refined, five-star luxury hotel. Its rooms are large and airy: many have sea views. The lobby and public areas are elegantly furnished with art and artefacts from around the world, collected by the building’s illustrious previous and current owners. Read More...