Isola Rossa


The private and exclusive swimming pool club of Le Cannelle, which is located just behind the beach, adds an extra dimension for those who are staying in the Cannelle area. Membership of the club comes into its own should the sea ever be rough, thereby making swimming difficult, or at weekends in the middle of August, when the pretty beach of Le Cannelle can be quite crowded (by Argentario standards!).

Club Piscina delle Cannelle is very secluded despite being so close to the beach. It is surrounded by Mediterranean maquis and cannelle (tall bamboo reeds) and is never crowded, as there are very few members. There are plenty of chaises longues, tables with parasols and shady seating areas either under a covered pergola or under Mediterranean pine trees. A lifeguard is on hand, giving extra reassurance to parents with small children, and there is an excellent small bar, which serves a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, ice creams and, at lunchtime, a selection of toasted ‘panini’.

For those that would prefer something a little more substantial to eat, there is a small restaurant built into the hill above the pool – as there are relatively few tables, a reservation for lunch is essential. The restaurant serves a variety of starters such as a seafood salad, a ‘mozzarella pomodoro’ salad and ‘prosciutto melone’. There is also a selection of three or four pasta dishes and two or three main courses of both fish and meat – the fritto misto of ‘gamberi’ and ‘calamari’ is highly recommended. A selection of local wines is available and prices are very reasonable.

The following villas all enjoy membership of the Cannelle swimming pool club, meaning that guests staying in these villas can all use the club. However, it should be noted that an entrance fee per person is payable every time the pool is used – books of tickets can be bought from the club’s secretary at the pool. The swimming pool is closed from mid to late September to mid June. Precise dates can be notified to clients nearer the time.

Isola Rossa Ltd  257 Dover House Road  London SW15 5BZ

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