HOTEL TORRE DI CALA PICCOLA
HOTEL TORRE DI CALA PICCOLA is located on the scenic coastline of the Monte Argentario peninsula in Tuscany, which is distinguished by dramatic rocky cliffs, azure waters, and fragrant ocean breezes. While technically on the mainland, the property feels like a secluded island paradise, which has long made it the getaway of choice for those who wish to experience Tuscany at its best, but with the discretion afforded heads of state and movie stars (no surprise that it was a favorite spot for Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at the height of their romance in the 1960s). Perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean, the hotel showcases 360-degree views from just about every spot, including the rooms and suites. In contrast to the coral-colored cliffs, silvery olive trees, and flowering oleanders that distinguish the outside landscape, the hotel’s interiors are kept neutral and contemporary, outfitted in soothing dove grays, whites, and pale ivories so as not to compete with the views
If you want to experience the full impact of the Argentario, the concierge will be happy to book any number of water and land excursions, including a day of golf at a scenic nearby course and boat trips to the surrounding islands. Sun worshippers can choose to lounge all day by the on-site infinity pool, or, for a fee, book a sun chair along the cliffs beneath the hotel or at the coves that dot the shoreline. The hotel’s wellness center also offers a variety of relaxing massages. Make sure to set aside time at day’s end for a pre- or post-dinner drink at the Caffè La Torre, which is located in the sixteenth-century tower for which the hotel is named. Dinner at the La Torre d’Argento restaurant is a wonderful treat for the senses, comprised of creative Tuscan dishes with an emphasis on fresh local seafood. Each day offers a special selection from the a la carte menu, including gluten-free dishes, all accompanied by exceptional local wines.