Bed & Breakfast

Stunning 1800s farmhouse with sea views and the glorious cove of Cala Violina nearby. Friendly hosts know about hidden Etruscan sites...


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Follow the umbrella pines from the Maremma coast to meet friendly hosts Ellen and Luciano. Soak up the essence of their 200-year-old farmhouse at breakfast in the stables, alongside the old wooden drinking troughs. Homemade cakes, jams, honey from the local beekeeper and good Italian coffee set you up for a day’s Etruscan sightseeing and beach swimming – or decadent idling around the grassy open terrace, amid acres of olive groves and fig and plum orchards. Views are of the Alma valley, the breezy sea and fields where wild boar roam. This renovated home on a hillock has solar power and upscale appliances, tricks like skylights and glass bricks let light flood in, and 18th-century prints and Navajo rugs top wrought-iron beds in rooms named after the Tuscan archipelago: Capraia, Elba, Giglio. Local organic smellies rest on modern square sinks in huge bathrooms and your private terrace has furniture for sun and shade; listen to the crickets, donkeys, wind in the pines. A four-star campsite nearby has social cafés, shops and bike hire. Best of all, the exquisite sands of Cala Violina cove are a short stroll.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Campsite café 1.5km.


Nightly price
from €100
Singles €75-€90. Extra bed/sofabed €20-€30 per person per night.
1 Double
From €115
2 Twin/doubles
From €100
1 Double
From €100


We have stayed in this gem B&B several times since it opened years ago, and can only confirm the lovely spot it is in, on a hillock with views to the Alma valley and the sea. Ellen and Luciano are the best hosts ever. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The room was cozy, bathroom spotless, and as we walked outside we found a sunlit grass terrace just for us. We walked on the beach a little ways, we could have gone on for miles up to Punta Ala. I highly recommend this spot even in low season. The weather here is almost always sunny! And 4 star campsite resort services are available.

Heidi, Vicchio

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ellen Sutherland & Luciano Burgalassi

  • Located on the edge of Bandite di Scarlino park with miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.
  • Only a mile from the sea and a 45 minute walk to the famous Cala Violina beach
  • Close to historical and archelogical sites; Etruscan, Roman and Medieval in nearby towns
  • Associated with Puntala camping resort (only a mile away) where there are beach umbrellas to rent, restaurants, tennis courts, supermarkets, and even a zipline park (Parco Avventura) for children and adults.
  • Incredible views of the countryside and of the island of Elba
  • 18 hole championship golf course just 15 minutes away ; rental clubs, pro shop, restaurant and bar insite. Reasonable fees. --Horseback riding stables and pony rides for children just 5 km from B&B.Swingset with a view!