Porto Ercole (Italy)

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Porto Ercole cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2020-12-03 05:01

min: 42 °F (5 °C) / max: 55 °F (13 °C) 47°F
8.6°C
Wind: 71°/ 1.8 m/s  Gust: 2.2 m/sWind: 71°/ 1.8 m/s  Gust: 2.2 m/sLight breeze
1.8 m/s
Min / Max Temperature55 °F / 13 °C
42 °F / 6 °C
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Porto Ercole is a port town in Grosseto Province (Tuscany, Italy), with population around 3,000. This resort town is on the eastern side of Monte Argentario promontory, approx 40 km (25 ml) from Grosseto, 7 km (4 ml) from Orbetello and 12 km (8 ml) from Porto Santo Stefano.

Porto Ercole (Italy) cruise port

  • The town was first mentioned in 1296, when the countess of Savona, Margherita Aldobrandeschi (mid 13th century) ordered the building of Torre di Terra tower - the oldest building in Porto Ercole.
  • The Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610), died here from fever on his way from Naples to Rome and was buried in a local church.
  • In the latter half of the 20th century, the Dutch Royal Family had a summer residence here.
  • Porto Ercole was once linked via rail to Orbetello (small railway to Santo Stefano) closed in 1944. The former station (Terrarossa) was 4 km from the town,

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Porto Ercole has 2 harbours - old town's port (Porto Vecchio) and Cala Galera (northern bay).

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