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The Property

Situated in Porto Ercole is a rental property with a stunning view of the Tuscan coastline.  This 130m2 house, with rustic and cosy furnishings, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps up to 7 people.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with all the modern necessities, such as a dishwasher and washing machine. The garden has a patio with terrace furniture and a barbecue, with a panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding coastal area.  It is a short walk to a private beach and has access to a private swimming pool.   

The Area

Beyond world-famous places such as Florence and Pisa is the Porto Ercole area of Tuscany. This entire region is perfect for a peaceful retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of city life and far away from the typical tourist resorts of the area. 

Porto Ercole is one of Tuscany’s hidden gems and one of the two major towns forming Mont Argentario’s township. Monte Argentario is a peninsula rich in photogenic coves and beaches, full of untouched land and natural beauty. The landscape is fantastic, from the lagoon’s calm to the serenity of the encompassing mountains.

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Local Attractions

The old town or “Paese Vecchio” is worth a visit when you’re on holiday at Porto Ercole. In ancient times, this little town was protected by its fortresses, Forte Filippo, Forte Stella, Forte Santa Catherina and La Rocca. You’ll have an unbelievable view of the yachts, and bay from the Paese Vecchio. The Strada Panorámica has breathtaking views, and small beaches are also worth visiting.

Behind Porto Ercole and a stretch of beautiful panoramic cliffs is Forte Stella. This watchtower is a 16th-century military engineering masterpiece named for its 6-pointed star shape. From here, you have a view from the southern shore of the Argentario to Civitavecchia in Lazio.

Another must-see is Forte Filippo, which dates back to the 16th century and retains its grandeur intact with its four bastions set in a moat carved into the rock.

The artist Caravaggio, famous for his Baroque paintings, was exiled by the Pope and died in Porto Ercole in 1610 on his way back to Rome. His remains were buried in the church, and here you can also see one of the artist’s best works.

For lovers of fine white sand, there is the Feniglia beach which stretches for 12km. Hungry for something to eat? Come to the Michelin-starred II Pellicano Restaurant, where you can taste the delicious local dishes of the Chef with the local organic products of the season.

The History

In ancient times the family of the Roman emperor Nero built a villa for residential use not far from Porto Santo Stefano. Later the area was inhabited by the families of the papal nobility. The fame of Porto Ercole started at the beginning of the 1960s when the Roman and Florentine bourgeoisie decided to choose the fishing village as a vacation destination and built luxury villas and houses. Then came Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Dutch monarchy in the 1970s.  The construction of their famous estate, The Happy Elephant, in Porto Ercole officially made the Silver Coast “the promontory of kings”.

New Faces

After the nobility, new faces began to arrive: those of cinema and music, both Italian and overseas.

Much to the paparazzi’s delight, such stars as Anita Ekberg, Ava Gardner, Sofia Loren, Gregory Peck, Marcello Mastroianni, and Frank Sinatra came to the area. It is even rumoured that Greta Garbo bathed naked in Santa Liberata!  

In the last 60 years, this ancient fishing village has become the summer meeting place of the international jet set because of its unique beauty and guaranteed privacy.

How to Get There

Nearby airports, with direct flights to all international airports, include Rome (FCO) (108.8 km), Rome Ciampino (CIA) (132.3 km), Florence (FLR) (158.8 km) and Pisa (PSA) (160.7 km). There are cars for hire from the airports, or if you prefer public transport, Trenitalia operates a train from Roma Trastevere to Orbetello-Monte Argentario every 2 hours. The journey takes 90 minutes.

Pricing

2022

November €7.700

December €7.700

2023

JANUARY€6.600
FEBRUARY €6.600
MARCH €6.600
APRIL €6.600
MAY €7.700
JUNE €8.800 

2023

JULY €9.900
AUGUST €11.000 – BOOKED
SEPTEMBER €8.800
OCTOBER €7.700
NOVEMBER €7.700
DECEMBER €7.700

The property is also available to rent weekly.