Totally authentic and steeped in its Slim Aarons past, Il Pellicano is perfectly preserved and maintains all that magic. Classy and upmarket, yet discreet and relaxed, its location and position may be the best in Italy. Men and women need to pack properly as regulars include European fashion royalty, so all the guests know how to dress for the beach, for cocktails and for dinner.
On the isolated Monte Argentario peninsula is this spectacular and tranquil hotel, frequented throughout the twentieth century by icons of cinema and royalty, and every bit as special today. It would have to be a draw in such an isolated place, two hours’ drive north of Rome – but look at the heated saltwater pool, overlooking the endless sparkling sea; the views from the terraces out to Tuscany; the two-Michelin-starred restaurant; the sense of timeless luxury. A special place.