La Roqqa – Tuscany, Italy

La Roqqa – Tuscany, Italy

Well-heeled Italians in the know have frequented this chic island for decades, for their annual dose of la dolce vita. Attached to the mainland by two causeways, Argentario has its very own character and charm, and like the island itself, La Roqqa is all understated flair and elegance. Perched on a hillside, looking down over Porto Ercole, the marina and the sea beyond, it is reminiscent of the glamour of a bygone age.


Medieval streets meander down to a quay full of vividly coloured fishing boats and cafés spill out onto the pavements. The hotel’s design is minimalist Italian; its staff impeccable and its food, utterly delicious. This sophisticated destination will have you slip into Italian beach life all too easily!

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At A Glance

Luxury Hotel

Why We Love It:

For its effortlessly chic design and its superlative rooftop restaurant.

Style:

Italian designer chic.

Location:

In Porto Ercole, on the Argentario Peninsula, connected to the Tuscan mainland.

Rooms:

Sophisticated and contemporary rooms and suites, all with a balcony or terrace and mountain or sea views.

Swimming:

At the Isolotto Beach Club, five minutes from the hotel.

Children:

Whilst there are no specific facilities for kids, children over 8 years old are given a warm Italian welcome.

Accessibility:

La Roqqa is well-equipped and designed for guests with limited mobility.

Open From:

May through to October.

rooms

Depending on your floor, the rooms are decorated in Tuscan ochres, Mediterranean blues or olive greens – each evocative of the surrounding land and seascapes – while suites come in neutral sandy tones with pops of bright colour. Design is minimalist with Italian glamour and bespoke furnishings, with each room and suite gazing out over equally glamourous views of the sea, marina and mountains. Argentario Sea View Balcony Rooms and Argentario Garden View Balcony Rooms are both cosy and light.


Maremma Sea View Balcony Rooms are spacious and airy, whilst the slightly larger Maremma Sea View Terrace Rooms boast a seafront terrace. For more space, the Ercoletto Garden View Terrace Junior Suite features a separate living room and has a distinctly soothing atmosphere. We love the 360 degree views from La Roqqa Panoramic Sea View Terrace Suite, and it incredibly spacious living. If you’re a sun worshipper, chose the Filippo Sea View Terrace Suite, for its large seafront terrace. Families will be supremely comfortable in the Caterina 3 Bedroom Garden Suite, or the even larger Cannelle 4 Bedroom Mountain View Suite. And at the very top of the food chain is the exceptionally stunning La Roqqa Penthouse Sea View Terrace Suite. Featuring three bedrooms and 360 degree views, guests staying here literally can’t help feeling like king of the castle.

food

This being Italy, you know great food is not far away. And La Roqqa certainly knows what will make guests flock to its tables. The rooftop restaurant Scirocco, not only has simply fabulous views over Porto Ercole, but has a menu that will have your mouths watering. Contemporary Tuscan cuisine, shared platters and deliciously simple pasta dishes will make you linger over those views.


Breakfast here each morning, and watch the sun set each evening from here (after having had an aperitivo or two at the rooftop lounge bar). Light lunches and gelato are served at the Mezzanine Restaurant, whilst down at the glamorous Isolotto Beach Club Restaurant, fresh seafood is the order of the day. Try the tuna tartare or the roasted polpo.

activities

The Guest Experience Team is on hand to tailor make your day-to-day activity list – and there’s certainly plenty to keep you occupied. The peninsula is full of hiking trail and the medieval town of Porto Ercole itself, is worthy of a morning or afternoon of wandering and browsing the many galleries, boutiques and trattorias. Water sports are hugely popular here, with sailing regattas held regularly, and guests can charter a boat to explore the coastline, or head for the tiny islands of Giglio and Giannutri.


Up and down the coast here are plenty of quaint towns and villages, where it’s easy to while away a few hours. There’s are golf and tennis clubs locally; horse riding and beachfront yoga each morning. Or stroll down to the beach club, find your perfect lounger and be waited on hand and foot for the day.

family

The hotel has a definite grown up feel to it, but families with children over 8 are most welcome. Many of the suites feature multiple bedrooms, whilst a few of the rooms interconnect, and babysitting can be arranged.

 

 

 

sustainability

La Roqqa describes its environmental initiatives and approach as a love letter to nature. Its owners have a deep respect for Argentario and its people, ensuring that more than 70% of its staff are local; any unused food is distributed to those less fortunate; the hotel is plastic free; it works with a charity employing young people with disabilities to grow organic fruit and vegetables for the kitchen, as well as having its own garden.


Electric vehicles are used to transport guests and all furnishings are traceable in terms of sustainable materials.

 

 

 

Location

Tuscany, Italy

In Porto Ercole, on the Argentario Peninsula, connected to the Tuscan mainland. It’s one and a half hours from Rome and two hours from Pisa.

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