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.
At a Glance
Superb seafront location and lovely views
Luxurious and historic top-end hotel
Wonderful food at the Michelin-starred restaurant
Beautiful spacious rooms, almost all with sea view
Il Pellicano has a private beach club - make sure you allow a day to sit by the sea enjoying the view and a good book! There are no sandy beaches in this part of Italy - the club is a secluded swimming platform where white-clad waiters descend to wait on you in the hotel's private lift.James Ferguson
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To start planning your vacation to Il Pellicano
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 traveling around the cities and countryside of Tuscany.
Il Pellicano boasts 34 double rooms, 5 junior suites, 4 deluxe suites and 7 master deluxe suites. Just about all rooms face the sea. There are also cottages available for private rental. Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safe and complimentary minibar come as standard.
|Master Deluxe Suite Sea View||
This Suite, located in one of the cottages, is composed of : one main bedroom (sea view) with a bathroom, a second smaller bedroom (courtyard) with another bathroom and a large living room.
The Michelin-starred restaurant at Il Pellicano is overseen by Sebastiano Lombardi. The restaurant has an elegant indoor dining space and a charming terrace overlooking the sea. The Pelligrill by the pool serves more relaxed evening meals and tasty lunches.
At the beach club it's possible to organize sailing boat charters, waterskiing, and stand-up paddle boarding. The hotel has a tennis court and lessons can be pre-booked. It is also possible to arrange horse-riding, trekking, and cycling excursions through the Maremma with the concierge. The location of the hotel means that many of the sights of Tuscany are within easy reach for a day trip.
Location & Directions
The Argentario peninsula is in the province of Grossetto, in the south of Tuscany.
When to go
The Tuscan coast enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. Summers (from June to September) are hot and dry with temperatures often soaring to 37°C. High humidity is also common, particularly in July and August. Winter tends to be moderate, at least by northern European standards, with temperatures averaging around 10°C to 15°C between December and February. Spring (March to June) and early autumn (September and October) are the best times to visit Rome, with lovely blue skies and mild temperatures. November and December are the two wettest months.
Starting in mid-June, the summer rush really picks up, and from July to mid-September the Rome teems with visitors. August is the worst month: Not only does it get uncomfortably hot, muggy, and crowded, but the entire country goes on vacation at least from August 15 to the end of the month (many Italians take off the entire month). Many hotels, restaurants, and shops are closed.