Porto Ercole meaning "Port Hercules", is a town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany.
This is a tender port.
It’s a very picturesque marina with sidewalk boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
The historic core is enclosed within its walls, which were erected by Siena in the Renaissance, on pre-existing structures.
The Palace of the Rulers overlooks the picturesque Piazzetta Santa Barbara, which overlooks the harbor. The building, built in the sixteenth century, preserves the facade in Renaissance style of the past. The building housed the Spanish rulers, and at the opposite end of the square on the side that looks towards the sea, is the fifteenth bastion of Santa Barbara.
The country around is dominated by the mighty fortress Aldobrandesca, a fortification built on several occasions between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance around existing structures.
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