Life on the Tuscan Coast
If there is a place that embodies the concept of dolce far niente, Villa Talamo is it. The pastel ocra painted villa lies in a garden that descends into emerald waters, a rare and perfect combination between Mediterranean and exotic vegetation.
Upon arrival, it takes a few minutes to regain your senses which have been taken hostage by the scents of seawater and rosemary, your skin appeased by the shade of gigantic palm trees, and your eyes blinking to process what they see. As you enter the Villa you realize it is a place to find inspiration and stop time, at least for a bit.
At Villa Talamo the raw beauty of nature casts a shadow on anything which is man-made. We are reminded that, at times, the truest expression of luxury consists of time to gaze into the horizon uninterrupted until our soul deems fit. It isn’t a surprise that the beautiful 18th-century villa was a monastery in one of its previous lives, a place that was chosen to search for something greater than ourselves.
The Tuscan villa lies on the coastline between Monte Argentario and Talamone, overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea and Isola del Giglio. This area is likely one of the least affected by mass tourism in Tuscany, locals have made it a mission to keep this corner of Maremma simple and authentic, or as others would define it: stuck in time.
The Villa was purchased by the last owner to be the ultimate pleasure home, a place where he could appreciate nature, hobbies, and the company of his guests. Only recently did his sons decide to give the property a new life, opening its doors first to friends and then to travelers. Today a one-of-a-kind stay with its 10 rooms or available as a whole Villa for Rent. It is also one of the dreamiest wedding locations with the ability to host up to 500 guests in its gardens. The property has undergone a slow and steady transformation, with the objective of becoming the ultimate Tuscan retreat available exclusively as a whole. The latest addition to the property is the exquisitely elegant sea view pool that gives a comfortable alternative to the sea access just below. Also, the new chef demands praise; his cuisine, a mix of traditional and experimental, of simple and elaborate, will be a real surprise for your taste buds and just one more reason you won’t want to leave this magical place.
The location is strategically positioned, just a little over one hour away from Montalcino (home of Brunello wine), Siena, and less than half an hour from Capalbio and Porto Ercole. If heading to the sea is what you want, take a private boat or ferry from the nearby port of Talamone and discover Giglio or Giannutri for the day. No matter where or what you would like to go or do, you will soon discover there aren’t many places like Villa Talamo to go back to, private, peaceful, and immersed in nature. There are many experiences available on request, make your host aware of your desires ahead of time and rest assured they will be made true. You can go mountain biking on the many Meditteranean trails, experience horseback riding in Maremma, go wine tasting in Montalcino or Bolgheri, or experience one of the watersports the bay of Talamone is famous for such as windsurfing or kitesurfing. Make sure to set aside some time to meditate, to read a book, and appreciate the view from the Villa’s garden, because that’s an experience you will never forget.
If you decide to organize a family retreat, if you are looking for a property to rent with a group of friends, or if you’re looking for a wedding location directly over the sea in Tuscany, Villa Talamo is your pick. This luxury Villa in Maremma is a place to be lived, to find inspiration, to re-evaluate priorities, and to experience one of the most beautiful secret locations in Italy.
Lunch or dinner at Sunset restaurant a surprising local culinary experience
Day trip for wine tasting in Argiano, Montalcino
A swim at Bagno delle Donne in Talamone
Windsurfing / KiteSurfing course in the Talamone bay