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Il Pellicano

Located in a spot where peace and tranquility reign supreme and still offers dreamlike views of the unspoiled waters of the Tuscan coast, IL PELLICANO has been the holiday mansion of jet setters and celebrities from Charlie Chaplin to Kate Moss since 1960s.

​​Il Pellicano was built to commemorate the love of British ex Royal Air Force aviator Michael Graham, with American jet setter, Patsy Daszel, who chose this impervious spot on the Argentario peninsula to build a secluded resort reminiscent of Pelican Point, the Californian promontory where they had first met years before. Michael Graham, was the only survivor of a plane crash in Africa in the mid-1950s. The news, widely reported by the European and American press, shocked American socialite Patsy Daszel, and she cut out the article and pasted it in her diary, hoping someday to meet that brave and lucky British soldier. Like a fairy tale, her wish came true and it was love at first sight.

The rugged cliffs and wild nature of this unexplored bay offered the perfect background for their love and the perfect location in which to establish a select club for their guests such as Charlie Chaplin, Henry Fonda, Gianni Agnelli, Slim Aarons, and all the European Royalty.

Now, nearly fifty years after its foundation, IL PELLICANO is a world famous hotel, more with the flair of a private home.

Composed of six cottages and a main building, is more a cluster of villas than a traditional hotel. ​The central body of the hotel hosts the bar, the 1 Michelin Restaurant, LA CANTINA wine cellar and a conference room.

The Chef, Sebastiano Lombardi, and his team offers his guests cooking classes to prepare some of gourmet chef’s dishes while wine-lovers may want to attend one of the regular “Sommelier Notes” wine-tastings, which are a perfect opportunity to discover lesser known labels and learn what makes them so special from the wine-makers themselves.

Also part of the main structure, is the PELLICLUB Health & Beauty Club with a Roman style Caldarium steam bath, and four treatment rooms for the most advanced and pampering body and face treatments, hairdressing service and state of the art work-out equipment.

The guest relations team can organize excursions and boat trips for the guests, who will just have to choose the boat to then sail to the nearby islands.


Località Sbarcatello - 58019 Porto Ercole (GR)

Tel: (+39) 0564 858 111