Relais & Chateaux Cala del Porto
Travel Blogs from Punta Ala
... of hay, corn and sunflowers, with bamboo and trees along the creek lines.
Into Orbetello, situated on a causeway linking the mainland to what otherwise would be an island. Two outer lines of dunes have created two large saltwater lakes either side of Orbetello and its causeway. Pleasant town with some remnant walls and a fortified entry portal. Continued onto the ...
... villa , La Colletta.
It was originally built by a German Baroness and then was left to its own devices for many years until Claudia and Jim saw it and restored it to its former glory in 1999. They had to get everything around to the villa by boat. All the builders had a winch everything to get all the building materials up to the decaying villa. The dry stone walls were reinforced and the garden planted. We can't get over how much it has grown in the 12 ...
... a swim when it gets too hot.
Since we arrived, Janet, the english lady who looks after the Villa for Jim & Claudia has been up most days and has given us some freshly caught Octopus and Swordfish as her two sons are local fisherman. It is so fresh you can really taste the difference. I have cooked the octopus twice and then cleaned it right down and then marinated it. It was delicious so I can now ...
... Christopher for getting up early for us) to catch the 7.15 coach to Gatwick airport. So here we were on the coach for 2 and a half hours trip to Gatwick. Arrive at Gatwick and then on to a BA flight to Pisa. It was a 2 hour flight to Pisa where we collected our hire car. This unfortunately took ages and we nearly didn't make the ferry to cross from Piombino to Portoforreio. Once on Elba it was so familiar until we hit Marciana Marina, the little fishing village (as ...
... is so lovely..and not too hot this week.
Annie left, reluctantly on Monday. Hated to see her go..but got back into my Giglio paradise immediately. That evening..while sitting in my garden reading..a bee got up into my pant leg and stung me once..I put my foot on the back of my leg..knee jerk reeaction, and then it went higher and stung me 2 more times..until I inverted the pant and it fell out..wow did that hurt. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center