Porto Ercole, Italy

Monte Argentario is a comune (municipality) and a peninsula belonging to the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 150 km south of Florence and about 35 km south of Grosseto. The peninsula is connected with the mainland by three dams which form two lagoons, the Laguna di Ponente on the west side and the Laguna di Levante on the east side of the middle dam.

Porto Ercole is known for its boating marinas and as a retreat for sailing and water sports. The whole city is dominated by a fortress (la Rocca), which looms over the port and the bay. The two other forts erected in Porto Ercole are Forte Stella and Forte Filippo.

Things to See & Do

* The church of St. Erasmus, in the historical centre
* The Via panoramica (Panoramic Road), running alongside the coast.
* Fortezza Spagnola (Spanish Fortress), in Porto Santo Stefano
* Forte Filippo and Forte Stella, in Porto Ercole

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 60.3 km²
Population – 13,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39

Port Location – The main port is Marina di Cala Galera, located 3 km’s to the north of the Porto Ercole harbour.

Travel Links – Port Ercole can be accessed from Agrigento.

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