Several years ago, a tale began to weave when the Jonsson family from Sweden embarked on a quest for a summer retreat. Fate led them to the enchanting Monte Argentario in Tuscany, where nature’s allure captured their hearts. The family’s enamorment culminated in the acquisition of the long-forgotten Ex-Cirio factory, nestled adjacent to the shores of Porto Ercole. This marked the inaugural stride of an expansive tourism venture, a journey that found its genesis in the unveiling of the distinguished La Roqqa hotel—a new unequivocal gem among this summer’s Italian hospitality offerings.
Perched regally atop the Forte promontory, at the threshold of the timeless Borgo Vecchio, La Roqqa bestows its vantage upon Porto Ercole, overseeing the Botanical Garden Corsini and the bustling harbor. The sea’s vastness unfolds on one side, while the gentle slopes of Maremma paint a picturesque tableau on the other—a tapestry adorned with fragrant pinewoods, olive groves, and citrus orchards, their aroma woven in the fabric of the Mediterranean underbrush.
An architectural symphony, its interiors crafted by the renowned Milanese atelier Palomba Serafini, exudes an understated elegance. Every facet of its style, amenities, and activities stems from a singular ethos of sustainability, placing the individual at the epicenter of a rejuvenating sojourn. A mere glimpse into the world within reveals Homo Faber’s distinct signature in the boutique—showcasing a curated collection of one-of-a-kind Italian craftsmanship.
Within the realm of La Roqqa, bespoke furnishings—crafted from the design treasures of the 1960s and 1970s—adorn every nook, from shared spaces to the 55 guest rooms and suites, extending to the private beach club. At Scirocco, the restaurant ensconced within a panoramic terrace, epicurean delights from the traditional Tuscan kitchen harmonize with innovative culinary ideas, while the cocktails offered are suffused with the fragrances of the Mediterranean.