The secluded hamlet of Peralta was originally restored as an artistic retreat by the late international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez.
It has an indefinable unselfconscious beauty that seduces and inspires its visitors.
The hamlet is woven together by paved paths and steps that seem to emerge organically from the olive groves that cover the hills rising high above the valley of Camaiore, behind the coast in northern Tuscany.
The idyllic setting has spectacular views over the valley to the hills and sea beyond. The stone walls are covered with purple bougainvillaeas, lemon trees and sweet-scented jasmine – a small paradise. It offers comfort and tranquillity in a genuinely bohemian atmosphere.
The old stone houses of Peralta offer a variety of self-catering accommodation sleeping from two up to thirty guests. There is a homely feel to the rooms, apartments and houses. They have all been thoughtfully furnished and one immediately wants to move in and never depart.
Fiore’s work, both abstract & figurative, can be found all over Peralta, inside and also on the terraces and in the courtyards.
Peralta’s swimming pool has a panoramic view over the valley – the shaded terraces in the olive groves wait to welcome you – it is lovely to sit and enjoy the views and the sunsets on the large main terrace of Peralta, a glass of wine in hand, and to meet other guests.
There is plenty to do at Peralta: reading, writing, painting or simply thinking, walking through the hills dense with chestnut trees, relaxing by the pool, enjoying the local food and wine. The list is long!
Or it is very easy to visit places from Peralta as the motorway is reached in about 20 minutes and of course it is wonderful to return to the oasis of Peralta after a busy day of sightseeing.