Porto Ercole

beachWe literally did nothing at Il Pellicano.  In the morning we sat by the water.  The rocky platform juts into the Mediterranean where we took several dips in the ocean and lounged a bit on the floating beds.  I got through an entire book and did the Sunday crossword.  Couldn’t ask for a more relaxing day.  After lunch we changed locations and went up to the pool.  Those were big decisions.

formeFor dinner we went into Porto Ercole a charming fishing village about 15 minutes from our hotel.

bottargaThe place to eat there is Il Gambero Rosso.  Real family place.  The man who owns the place basically told us what to eat and we decided to go with it.  We started with the chefs appetizers where we got a bite of 6 different ways that they had prepared fish.  Nothing to write home about but all local.  We split the bottarga spaghetti for a second course.

fishHad the grilled sea bass for dinner.  After dinner we went back to the hotel for some drinks, cigars (not me but Fred) and called it a day.

I highly recommend Il Pellicano.  An absolutely beautiful place.