Porto Santo Stefano Travel Guide

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    Porto Santo Stefano - "Lungomare"
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    View of Porto Santo Stefano
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  • Porto Santo Stefano, church on the hill.
    Porto Santo Stefano, church on the hill.
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Porto Santo Stefano Things to Do

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    by breughel Written Oct 28, 2007

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    The authorities of Porto Santo Stefano, very wisely, have not transformed the old harbour "Porto Vechio" in a huge parking for boats as did those of Porto Ercole. At Santo Stefano you can still see the sea as the number of boats has been strictly limited to a few small ones in front of the Piazza dei Rioni and less than a dozen luxury yachts in front of the "via del Molo" (photo 1). Views on the sea are consequently preserved.

    A walk along the yachts is nevertheless interesting to discover the new trends in yacht building. You will see modern style motor yachts such as the one on my photo 2, or classical sailing boats such as the ketch at anchor in the bay (photo 3).

    These last 30 years I have often been dreaming of a sailboat, at least 36 feet long to have some comfort at sea, but finally I built myself a kayak and had a lot of fun. Of course I can not invite friends to have aperitif on deck of my kayak!

    Porto Santo Stefano - Yachts at the Porto Santo Stefano - Motor yacht Porto Santo Stefano - Ketch at anchor.
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    by breughel Written Oct 28, 2007

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    There are two harbours at Porto Santo Stefano. Coming by the road from Orbetello there is first the Porto Nuovo or commercial port from where there are boats going to the rather large island of Giglio (West of the Argentario) and the small Giannutri in the South. At this port there is a daily fish market. (For visiting the Giglio Island consult www.isolagiglio.it about the ferry boats and car traffic limitations on the island).
    Then over about 500 m there is an avenue along the sea, the "lungomare" with parking possibilities and benches. This avenue ends at the Porto Vechio were are the restaurants along the "via del molo". Here are on anchor a few nice yachts. From the "lungomare" and the "molo" one has the best views on the hills of Porto Santo Stefano with the beige and rose houses and on the sea.

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    by breughel Written Oct 28, 2007

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    The Spanish Fortress "Fortezza Spagnola" was build in the 16 th c. when Porto Santo Stefano belonged to the Stato dei Presìdi (State of the Spanish garrisons). The fortress with a square form (35 x 35 m) is located on the hill dominating the harbour and has two stores. The access is by a staircase and a bridge. The terraces show vestiges from the positions for the canons and loopholes. There are rooms for the garrison. Actually this fortress is much smaller than the ones at Porto Ercole.
    Presently the fortress is used for exhibitions.

    Open from 10.30 to 12.30 and 15.00 to 19.00 h, all day in summer.
    Price : 4 €

    Porto Santo Stefano - Fortezza Spagnola Porto Santo Stefano - Fortress on the hill.
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Porto Santo Stefano Hotels

  • Filippo Ii

    Loc Poggio Calvello

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Baia d'Argento

    Loc. Pozzarello, , Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany 58

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Torre Di Cala Piccola

    Localita Cala Piccola, Argentatio, Porto Santo Ste

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel La Caletta

    Via Civinini, 10, , Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany 5

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Vittoria

    Via del sole 65, Porto Santo Stefano, 58019, Italy

    Good for: Business

  • Sole dell'Argentario

    Via del Sole 187, Porto Santo Stefano, 58019, Italy

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Torre di Calapiccola

    1 Localita Cala Piccola, Monte Argentario, GR 5801

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