Resort Locanda Rossa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Coastal location between Rome and Florence — a brilliant spot for both beach bums and culture vultures
- Modern rooms in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse
- Even when the hotel is fully booked it rarely feels crowded, as there's so much space
What To Know
- Great for families: There's a large pool area, a playground and even a couple of donkeys
- Free parking and WiFi
- The setting is rural; you really need a car to explore the area
- Excellent facilities, including a spa, fitness room and top-notch restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Between Florence and Rome, close to the coast in southern Tuscany, Locanda Rossa is a luxe retreat set on a 27-acre olive farm surrounded by gently rolling countryside. The red farmhouse and its outbuildings have been given a warm, contemporary makeover that doesn’t stray too far from the Tuscan vernacular; the public spaces and guestrooms are pleasingly uncluttered, with stylish modern furnishings and natural fabrics. Contemporary art, photography and the odd ethnic design detail break up the bright white walls. Outside, the terraces and gardens blend seamlessly into the surrounding olive groves, and the views stretch to the medieval hill town of Capalbio.
Bed and Bath
All 14 guestrooms have the same clean, modern look: hardwood floors and white walls with beige, black and earthy brown accents. The excellent beds are made up with duvets and crisp white linens, and each room has bathrobes and slippers, plus thoughtful extras like tea and coffee trays with biscotti. The bathrooms are supermodern, with rainfall showers, enlarging mirrors and hip C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Many of the rooms come with a patch of private garden or a terrace overlooking the grounds.
The generous public spaces form the heart of the property. In cooler weather, the open-plan living room/reception area has sofas and a crackling fire, and there’s a bright bistro-style restaurant for breakfast (fresh-squeezed juice, homemade cakes, and jams and honey from the farm). Chef Valerio Russo, fresh from a four-year stint at the Four Seasons Park Lane, puts a mod twist on classic regional cuisine, using locally procured fish, meat and game, produce from the garden, and lashings of the peppery housemade olive oil. On hot days and balmy evenings kick back by the splendid pool and the adjacent indoor-outdoor loggia, or the new conservatory-style restaurant, or head to the long, covered veranda for a pre-dinner prosecco or a nightcap. There’s a small spa, too. The young, smiling and consistently helpful all-female staff is the icing on the cake.
In the Area
The coastal strip of the southern Maremma is characterized by wind-swept sands and a rolling hinterland dotted with ancient towns and villages. Beach bums can choose between trendy clubs such as La Dogana, with its sunbeds, umbrellas and good restaurant, or miles of virgin sand. Sophisticated little Capalbio is a bike ride away; the Etruscan sites at Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovrana are within easy reach; and chic Argentario, popular with the yachting crowd, is just up the road. The local trattorias serve homemade tortelli and wild boar, and the vineyards produce some seriously good Morellino di Scansano.
How to Get There
Amazing little resort with great staff. The restaurant for dinner is really good, & so is breakfast, service and the general facilities. We would definitely return, the location in the middle of very beautiful surroundings is wonderful. We’re here for birthday celebration and staff been very helpful.
My wife and i booked this hotel for our first holiday with our 9 month old baby. it couldnt have been better for us. The staff were so welcoming and the food is simply amazing. The beach is 15 minute drive away and Capalbio is lovely. With it being only 1hr 45 mins from Rome its super easy to get to and from. Would HIGHLY recommend it.
If you’re reading this then you are thinking of staying at Locanda Rossa and if you are near Capalbio, don’t miss it! It’s one of the loveliest places we have ever stayed. Small enough to feel intimate and relaxed, but large enough to have all the facilities and attention to detail you would expect from a five star resort. The balance and best of both worlds feeling is beautifully managed, with style, kindness and incredible amounts of hard work. This place is run by a wonderful team of staff. Restaurant served delicious dinners (we had three, all lovely) in a beautiful setting. Sheltered but with views out. Don’t bother asking for a table by the window, they are all tables by the window!
The rooms are stunning and there are lots of outside areas to enjoy, either alone, in a quiet corner or together with others. Calming and beautiful artwork in the shared spaces was an extra bonus for me. Thank you for our wonderful seven days and nights Locanda Rossa!
We stayed in the hotel for three nights and I wish we could stay longer. The location is great, the staff is so welcoming, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is just perfect.
There are so many magical places to visit around Capalbio within 30 minuets drive. The staff helped us with the planning and booking a wonderful wine tasting. We will definitely visit again.
We, an adult family of 4, ages 29-65, left after a week's stay in Montepulciano (VILLA NOBILE, friends and family) with an easy drive to Locanda Rossa (HOTEL VILON). We wanted to see the Maremma Coast before heading to a few days in Rome, and then home.
We first met Mauro, the concierge, who can make anything happen for you, when he carried our luggage over a stony parking lot. I left a pair of much loved shoes in our room and he went above and beyond to make sure they were returned to me back in the US. If we have one complaint it was that the hotel depended on his excellent service too much! Again, thanks to Mauro for making our stay so lovely!
When we were at the hotel we thought they could have used a bit more help especially waitstaff with the in the restaurant at night. Mauro helped whenever and wherever needed with pleasant "can do" attitude. I'm sure by now they have hired more waiters as a lovely young woman was being trained when we were there in May 2018. The food was amazing and we appreciated the gift of their very own home grown Olive Oil when we left.
The best and most unique feature of Locanda Rossa is that they have two large pools that are far apart. One for adults only and one for children. The adults that want peace and quiet and less activity surrounding their cocktail hour, etc will find the adult pool a pleasant place to hang. But if you do have small children the kids area was well set up with a playground and pool toys. We noticed many families from the UK on a bank holiday and other European cities. Locanda Rossa is a good stopping point for a night or two when heading off to other sites, or perhaps for more days with children.
This farm to table hotel is located in the perfect place to go to see Niki de St Phalles' GIARDIN DES TAROTS. For any lovers of art, nature, magic, colored handblown glass, creative imagination set completely free, anyone with children...this is a world highlight -- not to be missed! If you never got to experience "the 70's" you will feel like you're right in the mix of it here! The grounds are quite extensive so allow yourself enough time to spend seeing all of the incredible architectural wonders Ms de St Phalle created. It you loved