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BAGLIONI CALA DEL PORTO

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BAGLIONI RESORT CALA DEL PORTO is located in the scenic port of Punta Ala in the Maremma region of Tuscany. Set on a promontory overlooking the Bay of Follonica, it offers unparalleled views of crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches, green meadows, and flaming sunsets. Every effort has been made to create an experience of authentic Italian coastal style and hospitality. The airy but intimate rooms feature elegant wood paneling, pastel-colored fabrics, ceramic floor tiles, and black and white photos depicting the dolce vita of the 1960s. Many feature private terraces or balconies, from which one can enjoy spectacular views of the gardens, the marina, or the islands of Elba, Giglio, Montecristo, and even, shimmering in the distance, Corsica. Guests who wish to enjoy the fresh sea air may do so at the hotel’s private white-sand beach or with an outdoor swim at the La Vela beach club, which also features a fitness center and wellness area with solarium, Turkish bath, massage cabins, and a chic panoramic bar and terrace—the spot from which to enjoy cocktails at sunset.

Golfers will be thrilled to know that they are within a short hop to the famed International Golf Club, one of the most celebrated courses in Europe. The hotel’s culinary program likewise highlights the best of Mediterranean Italian style at its indoor Belvedere and beachside La Spiaggia restaurants, both of which overlook the marina and bay. Each restaurant features the creations of chef Giuseppe Angelucci, whose love of the riches of the Maremma is showcased in dishes like ravioli served with fresh tomatoes and pecorino cheese, potato dumplings with amberjack sauce and pine nuts, and grilled shrimp with olive oil, sea salt, and crispy fried fish, caught fresh that day in nearby waters. Complete the experience with a regional wine and a decadent desert.