Villa Paloma, a relaxed but immaculate Seaside Villa, located in an exclusive, private community with gatekeeper on Tuscany’s Monte Argentario peninsula, offers a perfect Italian get-away for those who want to enjoy the best of Tuscany and a chic seaside lifestyle at the same time. Argentario, beloved by Romans for centuries, offers forgettable vacations on one of Italy’s most fashionable coastal resort towns. But this isn’t just a beach town; Argentario’s old castles, forts and Renaissance streets, speak with the voice of history that attracts us all to Italy.
Villa Paloma offers everything that you could ask for to make your stay a pleasure, including Anna and Giovanni who will look after you daily and make your vacation a true Holiday. Anna is a fabulous cook, and Giovani looks after the garden and pool, and even drives. Set within a magnificent and dramatic environment combining views of mountains, dramatic cliffs, and a crystal clear sea, crowned by dramatic cypress, figs and olives, the stylish 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom house, is designed for both inside and outside living as the Italians do so well. There are two comfortable inside living rooms, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen, where Anna can work her magic if you so choose. With its lovely manicured garden with palms, pines, and coastal vegetation as well as breathtaking views to the shining Mediterranean sea, and access to its own piece of beach, it’s the perfect spot to invite your family and friends.
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 which remind us of past wars and that the Spaniards held control in the 16th century, leaving their influence in the architecture and the people.
But it is also a stylish resort whose ports play host to fabulous yachts and the jet-setters who fill them today. You will enjoy strolling the charming and active harbours, dotted with excellent seaside restaurants, cafes, bars, and gelaterias, and the incredible beaches and shores.
You will enjoy la Feniglia Beach, or the Riva del Marchese a chic beach cove with a sandy beach, terraced lawns, snorkeling, and the possibility to rent canoes and pedal boats. You can rent 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 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. 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.