Il Pellicano with Wineries
Food & Wine
Chances are you have heard of Il Pellicano or seen the tote bags in the shoulders of some of the most well traveled. For over 50 years, Il Pellicano has attracted socialites, movie stars and royalty to its cliffside Tuscan resort. Inspired by the photographs of Slim Aarons, I wanted to see the magic and experience it for myself. We planned our mini honeymoon around our stay in this resort but we also wanted to visit the vineyards of some of our favorite wines.
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Where to stay in Italy
Hotel Il Pellicano
Cliff-top property with posh rooms and suites offering views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Things to do in Italy
Enjoy the resort
Lounge around the iconic beach all day and soak in the magical view at Il Pellicano's Beach Club. Browse and shop the hotel's boutique stocked with well curated summer wardrobe staples. For those who want to stay active, the hotel has a small, well equipped fitness center and a tennis court.
Italy’s Argentario Coast is glitteringly gorgeous. Take the hotel's boat to the picturesque village with narrow streets and little shops, bars and restaurants.
Wine tasting in Montalcino
Wine tasting in Bolgheri
Bolgheri is in the Maremma region and is known mainly for the deeply coloured, supple yet ageworthy red wines also known as the Super Tuscans. As you approach the town, you will be welcomed by the pretty sight of Bolgheri’s Castle, Castello della Gherardesca. Lunch at Osteria Enoteca San Guido, the closest you can get to doing a tasting of the famed Sassicaia wine. Book a wine tasting and tour at the art filled, Ornellaia.
Places to eat & drink in Italy
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For more Italy travel inspiration by Ann, check out her guide, Foodie's Guide to Piedmont.
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