Camaiore, Tuscany, Italy
Locanda al Colle
Review by Lotte
Written on 08-01-2024
Luxury retreat in Tuscany near Forte dei Marmi
You can't make a better choice than Locanda al Colle for a restful vacation in Tuscany. The boutique hotel is, to put it mildly, fantastic and beautifully situated in the middle of nature. But there is one thing that makes this hotel particularly special: Ricardo Barsottelli. The charming and cheerful owner ensures that you really feel at home here and receive only the very best service.
The grounds of Locanda al Colle are a wonderful place to be. There is a beautiful saltwater pool with soft sun loungers, a large whirlpool, and comfortable seating areas everywhere where you can sit down with a book or a glass of wine. You can also take beautiful walks through the olive groves and admire picturesque views, special pieces of furniture and expressive art along the way.
Owner Ricardo has a tremendous passion for art, which is why in this unique boutique hotel you will find an impressive art collection of national and international celebrities. Wherever you look, you see marble, bronze, and stone sculptures: in the lush garden, at the lounge, and in the tastefully decorated rooms.
Spend the night near the Tuscan coast
Locanda al Colle is a luxury farmhouse in Tuscany and is located near the fashionable seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi and the artist village of Pietrasanta. It's the ultimate escape to relax, discover the surroundings, and be greatly spoiled - nothing is too much and everything here is of extremely good quality.
All in all, Locanda al Colle has 12 enchanting rooms to stay in. Each with comfortable facilities, art deco decor, and their unique charm. It doesn't matter where you stay, as every room offers unparalleled luxury. But if you want something truly romantic, then choose the deluxe rooms Collina or Aurora. These rooms have a large terrace with an outdoor fireplace and a dreamy view.
When you're here, in this fantastic environment with all the luxury around you, you really don't need anything else. But if you feel like an adventure, there are also plenty of options: from a Vespa tour in the area to a sailing trip to the fairy-tale Cinque Terre. Is your dog traveling with you? Don't worry. There is a professional babysitting service that plays games with your faithful four-legged friend and takes him for a walk. In short, everything has been thought of in this full-service boutique hotel.
Lounging in the beach club
If you love the beach, Bagno Chimera is everything you want! As a guest of Locanda al Colle, you have your own gazebo at your disposal from May to September, complete with sunbeds and towels. You can also use the luxurious private changing rooms. Here you can laze in the sun, float in the sea and enjoy fantastic fish dishes in the associated fish restaurant.
Rooms with an absolute wow-factor
We don't want to ruin the surprise immediately, but there's only one word for the 12 candy rooms: WOW! The atmosphere, the incredibly beautiful decor, and the fine amenities, such as the iPod docking station, the comfortable Simmons bed, the soft Rivolta Carmignani linens, the Erbario Toscano toiletries and the fully stocked mini bar with champagne, chocolate, and mineral water, make your stay on the estate more than just pleasant.
A beautiful collection
In this unique House of Hideaways accommodation, you will find an impressive art collection featuring works by national and international artists. Ricardo's private collection is showcased both indoors and outdoors, with exhibitions held throughout the year on the estate. As a guest, you can purchase the artworks or admire them for free. Art lovers can also indulge in the small town of Pietrasanta. In this creative spot, about 5 kilometers away, Michelangelo used to source marble for his famous artworks. Today, this place is a large sculpture park with more than seventy different statues.
At Locanda al Colle, not only is the accommodation a work of art in itself, but the culinary aspect also radiates creativity and passion. Every morning, you're treated to a breakfast of daily specialties, served with a smile at the table. In the evening, you're invited to savor a delightful dinner, where the enthusiastic chef presents a new daily menu, brimming with Italian gastronomic delights.
On Wednesday evenings, there's no formal dinner, but you can participate in a cooking workshop. Here, you'll learn to prepare and taste authentic Italian dishes, embarking on a true culinary adventure. And what about Sundays? Although the restaurant is closed, you can still indulge in a festive aperitivo featuring the finest cheeses, delectable salads, and flavorful charcuterie. A perfect way to conclude the week!
In essence, at Locanda al Colle, every meal is a celebration, taking you on a culinary journey full of flavorful surprises. Allow yourself to be pampered and relish in the heartwarming Italian hospitality in a unique setting.
Visit the star cities of Tuscany
To the south-east of this charming House of Hideaways property lie the heritage jewels of Tuscany: Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano and Siena. You can drive here in 35-60 minutes, after which you can marvel at impressive cultural treasures and beautiful fashion and lifestyle boutiques. There is much special to discover in each gem, so go out during your holiday and be surprised. And would you like to have your picture taken with the world-famous Tower of Pisa? This city with its world heritage is also less than a 25-minute drive away.
Locanda al Colle is located near the seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. The famous cities of Lucca and Pisa are 25 minutes away and Florence can be reached within an hour by car.
Locanda al Colle
Via La Stretta 231-233, 55041, Camaioreinfo@locandaalcolle.it 0039 0584 915195 https://www.locandaalcolle.com
The nearest airport is Galileo Galilei, the airport of Pisa, which is located approximately 35 km away. From there, you can take a taxi or rent a car to the accommodation.
Locanda al Colle is approximately a 14-hour drive from Amsterdam. It is possible to park at the property. This is free of charge and reservation is not necessary.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 14:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- Pets allowed
- Outdoor swimming pool (heated, open during specific period)
- Jacuzzi/hot tub (generally accessible)
- Bicycle Rental