Relais Vedetta is a small luxury B&B near the medieval village of Scarlino, southern Tuscany. Set atop Poggio La Forcola, acres of woodland and the relais' vast olive grove surround this little gem which enjoys wonderful views of the countryside and the fresh sea air which carries over the Gulf of Follonica. This gorgeous boutique bolthole, formerly the family farm, has been restructured by owner Anna Barberini, with her ancestors in mind, and each of the 6 beautifully appointed suites has a distinct philosophy and style. Today, relaxed guests can enjoy the sea views from the outdoor swimming pool set amongst the olive trees.
Beautiful, charming, humourous, romantic, this chic retreat is an inspirational gem full of personality, history and style and in keeping with the natural surroundings, they have taken great care to make sure they are as eco-friendly as possible using rain-water where possible, solar-power energy for heating water and locally-sourced materials for building.
The gorgeous new lake-style swimming pool at Relais Vedetta affords wonderful sea views, while guests can relax in the aero-therapy corner and enjoy the south-facing location. This Chic Retreat is just 4km from Scarlino with its medieval churches and walls and is close to the beautiful beaches of Versilia and it is a great area from which to explore Etruscan archeological sites such as Vetolonia and Roselle. Close to the coast, kite-surfing, sailing and other water sports are on offer, as well as scuba-diving and Relais Vedetta has large sun umbrellas which guests can reserve on the beach.
Golfers have the choice of 2 courses and nature lovers will be in heaven, with bird-watching at the WWF protected natural oasis in Orbetello and the Maremma National Park 50 km away. Guests can order a relaxing in-room massage, or for the more active traveller, tennis can be arranged in Follonica.
The relaxed ambience of Relais Vedetta means breakfast is not rushed and for those who prefer to lie in, is served until late morning and uses organic locally sourced produce from the surrounding farms. Homemade biscuits and home grown seasonal fruits are all available in the living room for peckish moments. In the evening, for those who enjoy the sea breeze gently floating up to the portico of the villa, Chef Beatrice will offer a carefully prepared refreshment service and every night, a gourmet Sunset Happy Hour which includes exquisite interpretations of local dishes accompanied by wines from the DOC cellars of the Maremma. Each dish is prepared freshly at Relais Vedetta. For an exploration of the regions delights, take an aeno-gastronomic tour of the area.