Villa della Fonte makes the perfect setting for a Holiday on the Tuscany coast. With fabulous sea views and set in the lush Mediterranean hillside of the Argentario Peninsula near the charming port of Porto Ercole, the opportunity of a holiday here is not to be missed. The Villa is set in verdant gardens of cypress, olives trees, pines, aloes and palms.
This bi-level, 4 bedroom stone home is both relaxed and comfortable, just as a seaside home should be. On the upper level entrance you will find a large double living room, with while sofas, a fireplace for winter, and a chic but comfortable glow. There is a dining room and adjoining kitchen which is fully equipped with fridge, dishwasher, microwave, blender, oven, and plenty of dishes and utensils. The large master suite with bathroom and living room, and a garden exit completes the level. On the lower level there are three other double bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and living room. There is a winter garden room with a large window overlooking the 6 x 11 meter pool.
A small laundry / ironing room completes the residence’s facilities.
Walk out of your bedroom to immaculate terraced gardens of pines, olive trees, cypresses and flowering Mediterranean shrubs, then gaze at the sea, the mountains and even a Spanish Fort. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Porto Ercole, on Monte Argentario, a peninsula south of Grosseto in Tuscany, is full of Renaissance charm and history. Caravaggio, for instance, washed-up dead on Porto Ercole’s shores 400 years ago. There are four historic forts (one of which you can see from the Villa) to remind us of the peninsular’s history of past wars and the Spaniards’ dominance in the 16th century. Their influence is felt today both on the architecture and the people.
But it is also a stylish resort, much loved by stylish Romans and Milanese. The ports of Porto Ercole and Port Santo Stefano play host to fabulous yachts and the jet-setters who fill them today. You will never tire of strolling the charming and active harbours, dining in the excellent seaside restaurants, cafes, bars, and gelaterias, and lazing and swimming on the incredible beaches and shores.
You are close to La Feniglia Beach or the Riva del Marchese where you can rent a peddle or a motorboat, or you can take the ferry to the charming island of Giglio just off the coast, where you can swim on pristine beaches, have a delicious lunch and stroll among more historic streets of this Castle-Fort Island.
But your holiday doesn’t stop here, because Porto Ercole is exquisitely located just over an hour to Siena and Arezzo, and less than 2 hours from Florence and Rome. In addition, you can explore the nearby hill towns like Pitigliano, Solvana, and Manciano. When you have had enough sun and sea, just take a day trip to one of Tuscany’s many treasures from your home away from home. This could be your holiday of a lifetime, or the place that you will decide to return to year after year.