Il Bottaccio is an exclusive boutique art hotel in Tuscany, dreamed of being a unique place where nature meets the most sophisticated luxury. An intimate retreat for lovers of privacy, at the foot of the green hills of Forte dei Marmi and since 1988 a maison Relais & Chateaux.
Il Bottaccio has been transformed into a boutique 5 star hotel in Tuscany as a result of the careful restoration of the old XVIIIth century water mill. An oasis of wellbeing, one step away from the beaches and shops of Forte dei Marmi.
A unique luxury hotel, where you can celebrate a special, unique occasion: a wedding or a honeymoon, to relax with wellness treatments in our Otzium Wellness Spa, or enjoy a romantic holiday in the heart of Tuscany.
Water and marble. The spirit of Il Bottaccio is nourished by these two elements.The Tyrrhenian Sea, the mountain streams and torrent that turned the great wheel and gears of the olive press, and the “white gold” – statuary marble from the caves above Carrara, where Michelangelo chose the stone for his David and Pietà. Today, water has replaced the oil that once filled the great cleansing vat (the pool is now the centerpiece of the restaurant), and the marble now appears in the form of an extravagant collection of sculptures. Avid patrons of the Arts, founders and owners of an exclusive English College, Il Bottaccio was for many years their family home. A drawing room for friends. And now, an intimate retreat for lovers of privacy. A haven for the gourmet traveller.
Just minutes away from the glitz and glamour of Forte dei Marmi, Il Bottaccio is the most strategic point in the region to satisfy both a desire for tranquillity and a hunger for culture. Lucca and Pisa are nearby, as are the Cinque Terre, Lunigiana and Torre del Lago with its Puccini Festival. Only a short distance away lies Pietrasanta, a city of art with ancient marble and contemporary sculptors, and more recently home to artists like Moore and Botero.
Amidst the cool foliage of Il Bottaccio’s garden, crossed by a gurgling stream, the luxury of tranquillity reaches its highest expression. On the hearth of its fires Chef Nino Mosca works his magic, creating the signature for an experience that will remain with you forever. Here your ‘restoration’ is complete. Nino’s modern, inspired cuisine blends fruits of the Tyrrhenian Sea with flora and fauna from the Apuanian woodland. The freshest produce from nearby Camaiore, the sausages from Ado, the pressed ‘lardo of Colonnata’ and rich goats’ cheeses…and the most important ingredient – your wildest dreams. Careful attention to each diner gives flight to a unique process of discovery which will take you by surprise as you find even your most hidden culinary desires are anticipated.
If you don’t guess it, you can find the underlying philosophy of Il Bottaccio captured on the handmade wrought iron and glass tables in the garden:’Visibilia ex Invisibilibus’ the visible comes from the invisible. The world is as you dream it!