apartment on the second floor of a restored just a few steps from the harbor. The building has a doorman and confidence in parking garage. E 'consists of 1 room with 2 double sofa beds (total of 2 seats) with dining area, kitchen npn living, master bedroom with large closet, bathroom, two balcony seats at the 2 rooms. The French windows and exposure create ideal air movement that makes even the pleasant summer nights warmer. E 'equipped with a good range of electric water heater, washing machine, TV, DVD.
Porto Ercole is a small center of Argentario, which has managed to preserve the appearance of the fishing village, and whose historic core, which is accessed via port of Pisa, surmounted by a clock tower, is still enclosed by the boundary wall.
Philip Forte and Forte Santa Caterina:
These are two sixteenth-century fortifications that lie just outside the village, and were part of the fortifications built by the Spanish to defend the coast from pirates.
Palace of the Rulers:
It 'a sixteenth century building, built to house the Spanish rulers. It overlooks the Piazza of Santa Barbara, where it dominates the harbor.
Church of St. Erasmus:
Here were buried the ancient Spanish rulers, and according to some there is also buried Caravaggio. It is located in the old part of town, not far from the port of Pisa.
The hotel overlooks the town, was built in the Renaissance, although some structures were already in existence.
The name derives from its six-pointed star shape, all used in the sixteenth century as a lookout stations, is one of the best fortifications built in this area. The view from the tips of the fort, is truly breathtaking.
Environment and territory
This area is mostly rocky, covered with Mediterranean vegetation and cultivation. In this territory there are contrasting environments such as rocky and sandy beaches, pine forests and lagoons. In ancient times, was an island which was then connected to the mainland by two strips of sand and soil covered with vegetation, because of sea currents and the deposits of River Albegna: the Giannella to the north and south of Feniglia. In the middle is the lagoon, called the Eastern or West depending on the area. The part designated as the Levante is an area with deeper water and less salt, while the West is a predominantly swampy environment and this trait is linked to the mainland by an embankment that was built to connect Orbetello with the centers of the Argentario.
Just Area Feniglia Forest Nature Reserve is the protection of the dune Feniglia, born in 1971, is a hill about 500 hectares of forest by the Administration gradually afforested with pine trees, mostly domestic. This greening of the area made it possible to set the ground well and protect the hinterland from the sea winds. The area further north, closer to Orbetello, is typically marsh where you can see many varieties of birds, this area covers about 800 hectares and is equipped with facilities such as observation towers, trails and observatories.
Also recently, the area became a National Park, whose first specimens of rare richness and spatula flamingo that live in the reeds of the lagoon.
The highest peak of the mountain is Mount Telegraph, which barely touches the 635m.
Free beach (with possibility to rent parasols and sun loungers) mainly sandy with small pebbles exposed to winds from the south (S-SE). The ocean bed of pebbles at the beginning and then become spordici sandy with rocks. To access the beach you have to follow the sign for Hotel Pellicano, arrived at the Hotel continue left on the footpath (100 meters) of low difficulty.
This is a wonderful beach with sunbeds and umbrellas to rent, is mainly sandy with low cliffs exposed to winds from the south (S-SO). The access is located on the scenic route coming from Porto Ercole, about 500 meters after km 1 (in practice a few meters before the junction for Forte Stella). The trail (well marked) is about 200 meters long, however, considered that in some places is quite steep and not easily accessible.
It is the closest beach to the town of Porto Ercole, the access is located on the scenic route, about 100 meters after the km 0. It consists of pebbles and sand, and is exposed to winds from the south (S-SE). A beach party is free and another is occupied by beaches. To get on the beach there is a path to go (easier) about 100 meters.
The beach Feniglia is a 7 km long strip of sand that connects the Argentario to the mainland. The sand is fine and clear, there are some beaches, but for the most part is free beach. If you enjoy walking you will find isolated points and savage even in summer. The entire beach is lined by a beautiful pine forest: the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve which is a protected natural area. The Feniglia is easily accessible, and once we left the car in the parking lots outside, you can walk a few meters on foot or by bicycle or on foot inoltrarvi in ??the nature reserve and opt for the most isolated.
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