The Vibe: Sophisticated boutique.
The Area: Near the old village of Scarlino, 5 minutes’ drive from the Mediterranean. You will be surrounded by beautiful countryside of Tuscany’s Maremma area, including woods and olive groves.
The DNA: Owner and host Anna Barberini lived in 23 cities in Italy and travelled extensively abroad to return here to her roots and share the magic of this site with you. Each suite is dedicated to a character the “Domitissa” (mistress of the house/countess) was told as a child. An intriguing symbiosis of the old and the new. Breakfast consists of homemade produce and specialities from the Maremma region and is served on the porch until late morning. Biscuits and fruit are always available in the lounge. From May to September in the evenings, chef Laura Pacentini offers a carefully prepared refreshment service, and once a week a gourmet sampling menu of local fish and meat accompanied by local DOC wines. The panoramic swimming pool overlooks the Gulf of Follonica from Punta Ala to Piombino in front of the island of Elba.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms are actually (junior) suites of about 35m2 and are quiet, well-equipped and meticulously designed. They have natural stone bathrooms and offer fantastic sea, country and sky views. Three rooms are located in the Vedetta Townhouse, the former Barberini residence in the medieval town centre of Scarlino. Rooms facilities include iPod docking stations (your preferred music dowloaded if you don’t bring yourself), an LCD Sky TV and pillow menus. New are the 7 “glamping” lodges in the olive yard below the main building which feature their own en-suite bathroom with a large glass shower cabin, a toiletry set and a professional hair-dryer with diffuser. The tents have independent air conditioning/heating for both winter and summer use, a 32″ HD TV with decoder for international channels and telephone linked with the Relais Vedetta reception. Breathtaking views can be had from the verandas, either towards the Mediterranean or the hills and town.
Your host: Anna Barberini
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 8 junior suites in boutique hotel, 3 rooms in the b&b, 7 glamping ‘lodges’ (17-35m2) (183-377 sq ft) ✅ free parking on-site • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk