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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Monte Argentario, Italy your home away from home

Once an island, the municipality of Monte Argentario is now a promontory, connected to the Italian mainland by virtue of three narrow dams. Lying 35km south of Grosseto, Monte Argentario encompasses two villages – Porto Santo Stefano (which faces north) and Porto Ercole (which faces south). Monte Argentario tourism is on the increase, with visitors choosing to stay in renovated apartments or luxury villas in this attractive region – many of which offer stunning views out to sea.

Things to do in Monte Argentario, Italy

The Monte Argentario coast is laden with sandy stretches and clear waters, which present ideal opportunities for swimming, water sports and sailing trips. Those who prefer to stay out of the water can enjoy the offerings in traditional seafood restaurants, stretch their legs on a coastal walk and admire the scenery – including the many 16th century look-out towers that are dotted around the area.

Places to visit on holiday in Monte Argentario, Italy

Whilst staying in Monte Argentario it makes sense to explore both of its villages, and a good way to do is to take the Strada Panoramica scenic road which runs along the coast and connects the two.

Monte Argentario has a number of historic look-out towers, and many of these can be found in the Porto Ercole area, including the fortresses (Forte) Stella, Filippo and Santa Carolina. Porto Ercole itself is a small, quiet fishing port, which has a historical centre – the home of the Church of St. Erasmus, and an ideal base for those seeking a relaxing holiday far away from the crowds.

The Porto Santo Stefano area is a slightly busier port that is home to the majority of the holiday rental accommodation in Monte Argentario. It’s most prominent landmark is the Rocca Spagnola Spanish fortress, a 16th Century construction that dominates the villages’ skyline. The bay area, which encompasses several sandy beaches, is the main area to head to in this picturesque village, and offers fishing, swimming, sailing and water sports opportunities. There is also an excellent fish market and several traditional restaurants, the majority of which specialise in seafood.

Weather in Monte Argentario, Italy

Monte Argentario experiences a climate that is typical of the Tuscany region, with long hot summers that peak at around 30C, and mild winters that mean you can still sit outside an enjoy a meal or glass of wine late into the evening. Rainfall is low all year round and any time is a good time to visit.

Travel to Monte Argentario, Italy

The nearest airport to Monte Argentario is Rome Fiumicino (FCO), from where it is a pleasant two hour drive along the ‘Aurelia’ coastal road to your destination. With public transport options limited in the area it is strongly recommended that you rent a hire car to travel in and around Porto Ercole, Porto Santo Stefano and the remainder of the region.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
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      Apartment #1688449
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        Villa #1124074
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          Apartment #6551002
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Villa #6542996
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              • 1 BR
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              Villa #6484362
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                Apartment #6492370
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Apartment #6066443
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                    Good! 3.9/5
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                    Apartment #1588907
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                      Very Good! 4/5
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                      Apartment #6750426
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 6 BR
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                        Villa #6542997
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Apartment #6106889
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 4 BA
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                            Villa #98479
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 3 BA
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                              Villa #429312
                              6
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Apartment #4422558
                                2
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  House #6378594
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1517101
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #2541791
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                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                        • 8 BR
                                        • 4 BA
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                                        Villa #409564
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                                          Villa #6476686
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Apartment #6514998
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                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #458329
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                Apartment #6690146
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 8 BR
                                                  • 8 BA
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                                                  Villa #6089289
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Apartment #6491695
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                      Apartment #6634982
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        House #1988242
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                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
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                                                          Villa #1629642
                                                          3
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Apartment #6583498
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                                                              Good! 3.7/5
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                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                              House #1771171
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                House #6377496
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Apartment #6692753
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                                                                    Apartment #6471947
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Apartment #6730048
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 5 BR
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                                                                        Villa #431898
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                                                                          Multiple rentals House #1727360
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                                                                            Villa #6515000
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                                                                              Apartment #6725640
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                                                                                Villa #6898265
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                                                                                  Cottage #1473095
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                                                                                    Apartment #6960063
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                                                                                      House #8234262
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                                                                                        Apartment #6304952
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                                                                                          Apartment #6975597
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #6382660
                                                                                            5
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                                              Villa #6097
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                                                                                                Apartment #6440582
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                  House #6602297
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #6124678
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                                                                                                      House #6887407
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect Panorama and Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's all about the view. Standing on the terrace, the seascape takes your breath away. I say standing because the waist high hedge spoils the view if you are sitting down; I am short, it's true but my completely respectable height husband confirmed the problem. I suppose it is there to stop infants hurling themselves into the abyss (although surely good parenting could control that?) However, this is sheer nit picking on my part because I love to relax in comfort and look at the sea. And what a sea! You also get two islands to gaze at plus all the comings & goings of the sea faring craft, perfection. It's also about location and isolation. OK, not real, proper isolation because Monte Argentario is small and tourism prospers. In fact, it is 5 minutes from the main town on the "island that isn't an island" but you wouldn't know that because this is that rarest of beasts in Italy ... peaceful. Hardly any neighbours; the owner's house is quietly & invisibly placed nearby and there seemed to be another house below to the left, invisible but slightly audible. That is the equivalent of absolute silence anywhere in Italy. And of course because of Argentario's curious geography it doesn't suffer from the abominable coastal railway that plagues all other seasides in Italy. Inside, the house is surprisingly spacious for a little place. Our party of two plus Gelert the Welsh Terrier never felt cramped nor fell over our belongings. There's a ton of wardrobe space in the bedroom, the bed is more than usually comfortable and there's an AC unit, although we didn't need to use it. The bathroom is a good size & has a nice shower with good water pressure. In the main room, the large sofa is blissfully comfortable (some rental places have the worst cheap furniture but not here) and you can still see that fab view from inside, on the comfy sofa. For Brits, it is a bit light on kitchen utensils & crockery etc. We are used to having more stuff but it isn't like that in Italy, cooks are clever and use fewer gadgets. There isn't a microwave, which might bother some folks but not us. The fridge is spacious and there's a dishwasher too. The oven is modern, clean and simple but if you don't use the BBQ and pizza oven every evening then you don't deserve to be in Italy! Being bijou, there are no further rooms to review but it is worth restating that the house has Tardis-like qualities. Also, the owner made us a delicious crostata (apricot jam tart), yum! We will be back asap
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      everything perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We went again this year, so much did we enjoy it last time. Perfect for a group of friends or family: comfortable bedrooms, lovely terrace overlooking sea below, with big table for long lunches/suppers. Well big equipped kitchen. We will be going again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017