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
We loved it. We stayed at the garden suite which was beautiful, The staff were absolutely brilliant. Food was delicious. We had a 14 months old baby with usand they were so accomodating. Perfect place to go with a young family! We will definetely go back there again!
In a place surrounded by ancient olives trees you can breath the most cool boho-chic Tuscan atmosphere. Everything from the decor to the food, simple but up to date Tuscany traditional cuisine, from the quiet light of sunsets at their large swimming pool to the hippie-chic boutique leaded by Anna Marzotto and Luisiana Zanella , would make you feel as the most fortunate human being in the world and grateful for having able to live an unexpected awesome experience of the best of Tuscany tradition in such beautiful surroundings. A visit of medieval Capalbio old town and the Gardens of Tarocchi by france- American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, inhabited by statues inspired at Tarot arcane figures worth a visit.
The sea at Porto Ercole at about 30 mins drive is a real jewel you can’t miss. Rent a boat and go explore!
We stayed as part of our honeymoon trip in June for 4 nights. We ate a number of meals in the restaurant, used the spa and spent time around the pool.
Beautiful tranquil location
Delicious breakfast - great variety
Fantastic pool areas
Small rooms (number 6)
Dinner (meat) was disappointing and I feel slightly overpriced on both nights I ate in the restaurant.
No bath, only a shower.
Felt overpriced for four nights (€1000+)
Giving a 3 stars would have been unfair so I am giving it 4 stars. I just expected more and was slightly disappointed with a couple of elements