A Tuscan Dream: Hotel Il Pellicano
If you haven’t been there yet, you’re in for a treat! Hotel Il Pellicano is on top of our list for an exquisite, private and barefooted experience of the Tuscan region in Italy. Its withdrawn location is far away from the main stream tourist hubs but remains doused in the unforgettable scenic beauty of Porto Ercole and the Tyrrhenian Sea. With star struck couples, European royalty and Hollywood actors for regular clients since the 60s, there’s really no better way to experience the Italian coast.
If that doesn’t have you convinced yet, here’s 5 more reasons why we’re obsessed with this tucked away home away from home –
Large windows, private terraces and balconies dripping in bougainvillea – What’s not to love? The blurred lines between the indoors and outdoors double up as the perfectly serene setting for a lazy afternoon. Also, did we mention there’s a free minibar?
If you’re not someone who sits around in the room all day, you’ve got yourself ample of opportunities to make the most of the surroundings. Trek up the Argentario hillside or go deep into the waters with a speedboat to explore the local reef. If the depth and expanse of the natural water body makes you uncomfortable then feel free to jump into the generously sized salt water pool (yes, that’s right) overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Eating at the hotel is all about dining under the Michelin stars. Chef Gioia adds his own contemporary twist to the local Tuscan cuisine that has us drooling while thinking about it. If you fall in love with any of the dishes, you can always get a hold of the chef at his cooking masterclass where he breaks down the favourite recipes of the kitchens! All said and done, the real deal breaker is the absolute whizz of a barman who can whip up some of the finest cocktails along the coast.
Zooming out for the bigger picture, we love that being at the hotel gives us a sense of familiarity like it were home. Maybe it’s the vibe of vintage glamour or maybe the grounded roots that go deep into celebrating the region, or perhaps it’s the illusion of the property being a private villa from the outside rather than a commercial establishment. It’s the kind of homely feeling that makes you want to stay back forever.
Much like the Pellicano group of hotels, Birkenstock is a way of thinking. It was only a matter of time before the two collaborated! For Marie-Louise Sciò, hospitality consultant, CEO and Creative Director of Pellicano Hotels Group, it’s not about trends and seasons – it’s about quality that lasts you a lifetime. With a long standing affinity towards durable, easy and comfortable Birkenstocks since her college days at Rhode Island School of Design, it’s quite the smart solution for a hotel where the terrain restricts you to flat footwear.
To shop Hotel Il Pellicano’s limited edition collaboration with Birkenstock, WhatsApp: +91 9967-079-212