This extraordinary villa extends over the complete left part of the fortress and offers an outstanding panorama overlooking the long sandy beach "La Feniglia", the Etruscan coastline and the hills behind the coast.
You enter the private property though an iron gate. The large garden is completely fenced in and you have access to the ancient embrasures of the fortress.
The garden area is well groomed, furnished with sunloungers, table and chairs and has large shave-giving palm trees. At FORTE FILLIPO you can enjoy 100% privacy.
The guarded parking places are located within the fortress on a large "piazzale".
A french door leads you from the garden directly into the exclusively furnished living room.
Fort Stella, another impressive fortress of Porto Ercole is the site where most of the principal cultural acts and art exhibitions are held. Fort Stella has an architectonical plant outlined like a six points star and a sized same features inner courtyard and overlooks a big area situated at the rear of the harbour.
The fortresses of La Rocca, Forte Filippo, Santa Carolina and Stella dominate the hillside above Porto Ercole and are reminders of more belligerent times when the town was controlled by the Spanish in the 16th century. Especially Forte Filippo and La Rocca are impressing with their splendor and they add another interesting angle to this incredibly picturesque little port. They are both in private hands and not open to pubblic viewing.
The historic centre of Porto Ercole can be reached through the "Porta Sienese" surmounted by a clock tower.
The village of Porto Ercole offers all facilities, great restaurants, cafes, shops, and much more. The marina Cala Galera is situated in the bay of the same name 0.5 kilometres to the north from the harbour of Porto Ercole. It is a good idea to take a walk along the coast and to enjoy the impressive views. At Cala Galera you can take boat trips and organize water activities: scuba diving, sailing, windsurf and much more. Besides, the [a:245:Golf Club of Monte Argentario] with 18 holes can be reached within 5 minutes by car.
FORTE FILLIPO is exactly midway between Florence and Rome, and within 1 hour from Siena, with many possibilities of day-trips in Tuscany.
The new harbour "Marina Cala Galera" is situated in the bay of the same name 0.5 kilometres to the north from the harbour of Porto Ercole. Here you can take boat trips and organize water activities: scuba diving, sailing, windsurf and much more. Since the marina is situated outside the town, it is a good idea to take a walk along the coast and to enjoy the impressive views.