Locanda Rossa

Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
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Locanda Rossa

Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

Surrounded by rolling national park, close to the west Tuscan coast, this welcoming hotel comes with a spa and farm-to-table restaurant

Surrounded by rolling national park, close to the west Tuscan coast, this welcoming hotel comes with a spa and farm-to-table restaurant

As we approach through winding lanes fringed by sun-dappled hedgerows, we know that this is one of those places that just gets it right. Even with the later additions to the original historic farmhouse making 33 rooms and 4 villas altogether, Locanda Rossa preserves an intimate yet luxurious vibe that had us feeling immediately at home. Set among lush greenery, the hotel’s group of deep red buildings offer the perfect blend of beautifully designed rooms, relaxed lounge areas with outdoor armchairs, and well-manicured gardens to enjoy. The sweeping views take in its 3,800 olive trees and a classic Tuscan landscape beyond, while long, sandy beaches are just a short drive away.

Most rooms have a private roof terrace or garden, so guests have a real sense of privacy, tranquility and space. With 2 outdoor pools, an on-site spa, tennis court, a play area for children, and an indoor pool and gym, this place has appeal for both couples and families. The restaurant cooks up delicious farm-to-table dishes, and has an upmarket, romantic feel, while the stylish wine bar serves refreshments day and night. Service is notably warm and professional, and there’s so much to explore in the surrounding area – that's if you can tear yourself away from lazing by the pool...


  • You're in the beautiful Tuscan Maremma, close to splendid beaches and the medieval village of Capalbio
  • Helpful and welcoming multilingual staff, particularly the vivacious manager, Barbara
  • Great for families: there's a second pool and a play area to keep kids busy
  • Lots of local activities and places to visit, from island-hopping to a park of mosaic sculptures
  • The restaurant’s flame-grilled Florentine steak was incredibly delicious (and huge!)


  • The Locanda Rooms are small and, although comfortable, don’t have a wow factor – we recommend upgrading if you can
  • A steep entry fee for the spa – although i-escape guests will receive a free 'Spa Path' as a thank you for booking through us
  • Prices for extras, such as drinks, are on the high side
  • You'll need a car to get here, to explore the region, and to reach other restaurants

Best time to go

High summer (July/August) is great for lazing and eating alfresco, and July is peak season for families with kids. Spring brings wild flowers and balmy, warm weather; May, June, September and October are best for lower prices, fewer people and temperatures of around 26 to 28 degrees. The hotel is open from mid-April to November.

Our top tips

Make the 40-minute drive to Monte Argentario, and go beyond popular Porto Santo Stefano to discover secluded coves on the promontory’s western side. Mar Morto particularly stands out, with its beautiful wild beach and natural lagoons created by rocky outcrops. If time allows, don’t rush to leave; visitors who stick around until night falls will be treated to the spectacular show that only a west coast sunset can offer.

Great for...

Great Outdoors
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 33 rooms + 4 villas for 2-6
  • Restaurant and bar (open daily)
  • All ages welcome
  • Closed: Hotel closed October-April
  • Heated Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car recommended
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Concierge Service
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Available
  • Paddle court


Serene, chic and comfortable, Locanda Rossa’s rooms are individually decorated in earthy colours, with modern bathrooms and comfy beds wrapped in crisp white linens. The owner’s collection of contemporary art decorates the walls: modern paintings, pencil-line drawings, old maps and quirky photographs. Most ground-floor rooms have private patches of garden shielded by tall hedges; some upstairs rooms have terraces.

Locanda Rooms and Prestige Rooms are a little on the small side, though fine for a night or 2; if you're staying for longer, Deluxe rooms are worth the extra cost for the additional space they offer. For a splurge, opt for an Executive Junior Suite King, some of which come with gardens, others with kitchenettes (extra cost). The Garden Suites each have a separate sitting room with 2 sofas, which can be made up as single beds.

There are also 4 3-bedroom villas, each with a living room, a kitchen-diner and a private garden. Great for families.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room treatments available
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe box
  • WiFi


Breakfast (not included in the villa rates) is served in the bright and airy restaurant. Choose from a selection of tasty homemade cakes, pastries, fresh fruit and smoothies. There are also cold meats and cheeses on offer, as well as bacon and eggs cooked any which way.

Lunch and dinner are served here, too, or alfresco on the large restaurant terrace. Much of the produce is local, with the house olive oil and various fruit and vegetables (courgettes, tomatoes, aubergines, melon and so on) grown on the property. There are also 50 bee hives, so they produce their own honey. Dishes might include wild boar pasta or roasted piglet; the prawn and clam spaghetti was our favourite followed by the mouth-watering trio of sharp citrus desserts – so good that we ordered it twice during our stay! There’s a kids’ menu, too.

Alternatively, if you feel like eating out, there are excellent restaurants in nearby Capalbio. Staff can recommend. There are also grocery shops here; the villas each have a full kitchen with a hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and barbecue.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Kids' meals
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Vegetarian options
Activity: Dune del Chiarone


  • Read in the shady gardens, soak up the sun by the gorgeous pool, keep fit on the tennis and paddle courts, or learn how to make pasta at one of the hotel's cooking classes
  • Chill out in the spa (which can be booked exclusively on request). There's a hammam, Turkish bath, thermal pool, sensory shower and sauna, all of which can be experienced on a 'Spa Path', which is complimentary to i-escape guests. There's also an enticing range of treatments
  • Visit the medieval villages of Capalbio, Pitigliano and Sorano, or head to local beaches, where you'll find a choice of beach clubs (10km)
  • The nearby nature reserve of Lake Burano offers fantastic birdwatching: herons, wild geese, nightingales, great reed warblers, marsh harriers, ospreys, gannet, lapwings and golden plovers. Bring your binoculars
  • Hire a bike from the Locanda to explore the surrounding countryside, or sign up for a horse-riding trip that ends with a picnic barbecue
  • Visit local vineyards for wine tasting
  • Explore Il Giardino dei Tarocchi ('Garden of Tarots'), filled with lush greenery and Gaudí-esque mosaic sculptures

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping / markets
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting


This is a great choice for families, the kind of place where you can enjoy luxury even though you're travelling with kids. The friendly team give children a warm welcome, plus there’s plenty of space thanks to private gardens and terraces, so you can relax knowing your children aren’t impinging on other people’s fun. The villas are particularly suited to families, but tend to get booked up early. Nearby, there are lots of places to visit to keep all ages entertained.

Best for:

Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

Some Junior Suites have single sofabeds, while the Garden Suites have 2 single sofabeds. Some Deluxe Junior Suite Kings can interconnect. Most bathrooms are shower only. For families with older children, the 4 villas are best; suited to groups of 2 to 6, they each have 2 double rooms, 1 twin/double room, 3 bathrooms (1 with a tub) and a lounge, kitchen and dining area.

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available


Available on request

Baby equipment:

  • Baby cots
  • High chairs

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Children's meals:

There's a kids’ menu in the restaurant, though if there’s something specific they fancy, the chefs will try their best to oblige.

Kids Activities on site:

  • Children's playground with goal posts amd a trampoline
  • Family pool
  • Tennis court
  • Paddle court
  • Books and games
  • Table tennis
  • Bikes to hire

Kids Activities nearby:

  • Beaches (10km away)
  • Horse riding (reception can help organise on request)

Families Should Know:

The pools aren't fenced


  • Airport: 118km (Rome)
  • Shops, including a pharmacy: 3.5km
  • Hospital: 25 minutes' drive (Orbetello)
Kid Friendly:


Locanda Rossa is set in the hills of the Tuscan Maremma, a lovely, protected, coastal area. It's just 3.5km from the medieval village of Capalbio.

By Air:
Rome Fiumicino is the closest airport (118km), or you can fly into Rome Ciampino. Pisa is also an easy drive away, and a major hub.

From the Airport
Most guests hire a car. You could take a taxi but one of the joys of being here is exploring the region, for which you'll need transport. The hotel does not offer airport transfers.

By Car:
If you want to hire a car, see our car rental recommendations. You can park for free at the hotel.

By Train:
If you'd prefer to travel overland from the UK, you can reach Tuscany quite easily from London, and from elsewhere in Italy. See the excellent Seat 61 for details. The closest station to the hotel is Capalbio Scalo, and from here you can take a taxi (4km).

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.


  • Rome Fiumicino 118.0 km FCO
  • Pisa 220.0 km PSA


  • Beach 6.5 km
  • Shops 3.5 km
  • Restaurant 3.5 km

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