Luxury hotel holiday Il Pellicano Tuscany

Il Pellicano is a luxury, boutique 5-star hotel with 50 rooms and suites in a secluded location in the cliffs outside Porto Ercole. Pines and Meditteranean herbs hug the hill-sides around and the hotel's grounds are terraced towards the sea. The pool has panoramic sea views and the hotel's beach club with access to the sea and sun-bathing platforms is reached by lift. Style and relaxation converge here. Books are scattered for your browsing. The Michelin-starred chef serves creative dishes from fresh, local ingredients. The setting is elegant but at ease, in the way that the Pellicano is so good at. Stylish splashes of colour inside and outside, mountains and sea, await you here.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Il Pellicano, near Porto Ercole

Il Pellicano is a 5-star, exclusive haven of seclusion and luxury with stunning coastal views. Excellent spa facilities and delicious cuisine alongside exemplary service and luxurious accommodation afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 10 minutes by car from Porto Ercole

Annual opening 16 April to 20 October

Closest airport Rome Airport

Distance from airport About 90 minutes' drive from Rome Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Heated Sea Water Swimming Pool (usually open from the end of March until October), Bar Service at Pool, 1 Michelin star Il Pellicano Restaurant, Pelligrill Terrace Restaurant (only open during the summer months), Tennis Court (lessons available), Private Man-made Rocky Beach (reached by lift) with chairs, umbrella, towels included, Health and Beauty Centre, Calidarium, Gym (personal trainer available at a charge), Massage, Boutique, Room Service, Private Garage (parking free of charge), Wine Tasting available upon request. The hotel is not equipped for disabled guests.

Complimentary

Covered Parking, WiFi, Soft Drinks and Snacks from the mini bar, Gym, Tennis Courts.

Land sports

Use of the tennis courts is complimentary.

Out and about nearby

Seascapes, Fishing, Sailing, Market Porto Ercole Monday, Orbetello Saturday, Porto San Stefano Tuesday, Hilltop towns of the Maremma and Giglio island.

Sports nearby

18-hole Golf Course, Fishing and pleasure port of Porto Ercole, Boat Trips, Walks, Cycle Hire, Riding, Water Sports.

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden view double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code IE40

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Il Pellicano, near Porto Ercole

The 5-star hotel, Il Pellicano is approached along the coastal road from Porto Ercole with the sparkling azure Tyrrhenian on one side and the craggy cliffside on the other sets the scene for this superb hotel, nestling in its own vast hilly grounds between pines and olive trees, leading down to the sea itself. The Pellicano consists of the main house and six other low houses, where some of the bedrooms are situated, terracotta-coloured with dark green shutters positioned amid luxuriant vegetation of olive trees, pines, oleander, jasmine and lavender. The main building houses the reception, Pelliclub health & beauty centre, fitness room, boutique, bar and restaurant as well as several bedrooms. There is an open fireplace where logs burn in cool evenings, plush sofas and armchairs and ample cushions, small tables with hand-carved chess boards and draughts. Aperitifs are served on the terrace with views down through the gardens planted with tall pines to the swimming pool and the sea beyond. The Michelin star Il Pellicano restaurant is elegant yet cosy, the cuisine excellent in choice and quality with dining inside or outside on the terrace in warm weather. The bedrooms number 50 among which there are 16 deluxe and junior suites. All the rooms vary in size and aspect, with some having partial sea view and others having a garden view. All are furnished very comfortably in a contemporary Mediterranean style. The hotel's swimming pool is situated on a charming terrace above the sea enjoying stunning views. A lift descends to the man-made beach and sea below or you can use the steps. The service by the pool and beach combines charm and efficiency. Light lunches are served by the pool and beach or on the bar terrace whilst several times a week in the high season lunchtime grills are served at the terrace restaurant. Il Pellicano is a peaceful haven, enjoying an outstanding natural location, superbly comfortable and intensely relaxing. Il Pellicano is elegant, sophisticated, charming and welcoming.

Room descriptions

Il Pellicano offers 50 rooms and suites with private bath and wc, balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite television, safe and mini-bar. Extra beds can be added for a fee.

Standard Double or Twin
Double or Twin Room with Garden View
Double or Twin with Sea View
Junior Suite with sea view
Deluxe Suite with sea view
Master Deluxe Suite with sea view
Master Deluxe Suite with swimming pool

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden view double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code IE40

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Il Pellicano, near Porto Ercole

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Il Pelicano in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. Rome is almost the same distance as Pisa from the hotel, and has more flights on a daily basis from the UK, so it is also possible to fly into Rome. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Children: Il Pellicano only accepts children over 8.

Other information: Small pets are permitted.

Special offers

Honeymoon offer Book a honeymoon stay and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne and fruit basket in room upon arrival.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden view double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code IE40

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Il Pellicano, near Porto Ercole

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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