The B&B Vedetta Townhouse has a privileged position in the heart of Scarlino. In fact it stands in the main square of this medieval town perched on a hilltop, just 20 minutes away from the Gulf of Follonica and its golden sand beaches, and 30 minutes from Punta Ala. This area of Maremma in Tuscany is not uniform, nor unvarying: its hinterland is ondulating with gentle slopes, but in places it becomes arduous and the declivities give way to splendid nature reserves: pine tree and cork oak forests, and coves on the coast. Vetulonia, which stands on the site of one of the most powerful Estruscan cities, is only 45 minutes away. It preserves ancient remains from 11th century BC, like the monumental tombs, and offers interesting routes around the archaeological area. In Maremma nature lovers, on the other hand, can choose between trekking and mountain bike trails.
Anna Barberini, the proprietor of B&B Vedetta Townhouse, descends from a historic family associated with Scarlino for centuries. She has lovingly restored this charming B&B and allways in Maremma the old farm, Relais Vedetta, which is easily accessible and just a short distance away. The farm is bordered by woods that cover 15 hectares and an olive grove for the production of organic olive oil. The country and town houses are both intimately tied to the Barberini family, and the B&B features furniture and original accessories which are part of their history but blend in well with all the other elements of design that Anna Barberini has carefully selected. Vedetta Townhous is also equipped with all modern comforts and amenities, including complimentary WiFi and the use of a laptop computer placed on the desk in the lounge.
The three guest rooms of the B&B Vedetta Townhouse are on the first floor of Palazzo Barberini, designed in the 19th-century style but whose origins can be traced back to medieval times. One of the original features, the central staircase, is still in place notwithstanding the many successive renovations through the centuries. Each room design is inspired by a different historical period, from which it takes its name: 1800 Countryside, 1900 Colonial, and 2000 Trendsetting.
On the ground floor are the library, the breakfast room – where fresh pastries are served until late morning for the guests to enjoy at their leisure – and the lounge, with comfortable sofas, a large 50” television with Sky TV, and a refrigerator that stores water and soft drinks.