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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
What can I say apart from this resort is amazing ! We recently stayed here for a women’s health and fitness retreat with a big group and it was perfect. From the moment we arrived we knew we had chosen the most perfect resort. The service from all of the brilliant staff, the food from the brilliant chef and the set up of the resort were exactly what we were after. The rooms were next level, especially the new wing. The staff could not have done any more for us and we are so grateful for everything they did to make our stay so perfect. Special mention to Giada and Alessia in reservations for all of their help in booking us in. We loved the resort so much we have booked again for a bigger and better retreat next year ! Thanks for having us and see you all again.
We stayed at Locanda Rossa for a week in October. We were upgraded to a villa at no extra cost as there was a technical problem in the room we had booked. The entire staff was exceptionally friendly. We loved the locally produced food and although the menu was not big, there was plenty of choice and everything was cooked to perfection (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Our two children (8 and 11) loved the extensive grounds, the (larger than usual) childrens pool, the trampoline and the ping-pong table. We had an incredibly relaxing time and will definitely go back.
We loved this gorgeous, well-designed property during our trip through Tuscany. It was a perfect retreat for the end of our trip, and it allowed for plenty of relaxation as well as activity through the tennis courts and walking paths. The cuisine was also impressive, which was great for being able to stay on property. We loved waking up to the countryside and walking through the olive groves. Highly recommend.