A beautiful villa set in the hills above Porto Ercole with stunning views of the peninsula
Villa Orizzonte is a beautiful villa set in the hills above Porto Ercole on the Argentario peninsula. It enjoys views over the famous crescent-shaped La Feniglia and a sand dune that stretches all the way to Ansedonia and mainland Italy. The villa is very comfortable and secluded. Guests enjoy all the modern conveniences as well as the delightful garden and the large, heated swimming pool.
Villa Orizzonte is a wonderful property. The main villa is composed of five bedrooms, two sitting rooms with home theatre TV systems and a dining room with a large window from which you can see the owners' vineyard.
A few metres away from the main villa there is a dependence which features two further bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large lounge/games room with musical instruments and a billiard table.
The villa's kitchen is strategically placed with access to an outside terrace overlooking the swimming pool with a dining area that can seat up to 12 people. There are ample sunbeds around the large pool and a changing room with a bathroom.
Outside there is also a lovely wisteria covered pergola which can be seen from three bedrooms. Ideal for summer living, there is a barbecue area overlooking the forest with a table for 12 people and an outside seating area.
For those who cannot help working out, the villa has an air-conditioned gym with various machines as well as a separate bathroom.
The property is strategically located - just a short drive to Porto Ercole with its myriad of fashionable shops and restaurants, to La Feniglia - the best sandy beach in Argentario and to the Cala Galera marina - the best place to rent a boat on the peninsula.
Upper floor: 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom The two rooms share a bathroom
Lower level: 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 are en-suite, 1 is external). One of the 3 bedrooms is a junior suite comprising also an additional sofa-bed. These bedrooms are not air-conditioned.
Dependence (approx. 10 metres away from main villa): 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 is en-suite, 1 is external). The dependence also features a large lounge/games room with musical instruments and a billiards table.
Porto Ercole is a pretty seaside resort, one of the most famous in Tuscany. The fortresses of La Rocca, Filippo, Santa Carolina and Stella dominate the hillside. These little natural harbours are reminders of more belligerent times when the town was controlled by the Spanish in the 16th century.
Now that Porto Ercole is a place more associated with pleasure, good food, boats and relaxation, the profusion of these fortifications takes one by surprise but adds another interesting angle to this incredibly picturesque little port.
The historic centre of Porto Ercole can be reached through the Porta of Sienese. It is surmounted by a clock tower on which one can read the plate commemorating the great painter Michelangelo Merisi – “Caravaggio” – who died in Porto Ercole in 1610.
Porto Ercole has a wonderful buzz during the summer season, when the long seaside promenade is filled with jet-setters strolling around the shops, the cafés and restaurants.
Nearby Porto Ercole - 4 km Beach - La Feniglia, 12 mins Marina - Cala Galera, 10 mins Argentario Golf Resort & Spa - 15 mins Argentario Polo Club - 18 mins Rome - 148 km (1½ hours by car) Siena - 125 km Florence - 190 km
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