The Maremma is a wild and rugged part of Tuscany. Punta Ala on the coast is anything but rugged. If you love water sport and golf, this is the place to come, and the Hotel Cala del Porto is the place to stay. One hour south of Pisa, on the coast facing Elba, Punta Ala is famous for exclusive elegance.
Lush pine forests and scrubs surround the small marina, and the hotel is set on the hill above the bay. The gardens are delightful and make me want to go back to Casa Debbio immediately and work harder.
Our room at the hotel was lovely…take a look. The view from the balcony is magnificent.
The reception and public areas of the hotel are very stylish…with more views.
The restaurant serves delicious food.
The gardens are magnificent. The roses alone could keep me interested for hours.
The marina is full of boats waiting to take advantage of the summer weather and the little harbour looks wonderful.
We wandered down to the water’s edge in the evening.
The pool was particularly inviting and I went for a swim even though the water was a bit cold. It looked particularly lovely at night, but I drew the line there. I would love to be at Hotel Cala del Porto on a hot summer evening.
Cala del Porto is owned by Baglioni Hotels and was their very first hotel. Every detail has been thought of to ensure guests have a happy and relaxed stay. The staff are particularly welcoming and would appear to have all the time in the world to make your stay special. I’m starting to sound a bit like a brochure, so I will stop now.