Il Pellicano

Il Pellicano

Private getaway resort of screen icons 

 

Il Pellicano became the stage set of numerous parties, where at any time one could find the Fendi sisters drunk at the poolside on a sunny afternoon, while next to them Jurgen Teller photographed the latest runway favorite, spreading herself half-naked and tan over a chaise longue in Prada sunglasses and nursing a gin and tonic, hinting at the sultry revelry of the evening to come.

 

It was a Tuscan farmhouse converted into the most coveted and stylish resort of the 60’s,  visited by Fendi, Missoni, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy…

It embodied doubly the world of la dolce vita and la vie bohème, a place to which luxury and beauty were the passports

 

Legendary photographers Slim Aarons, John Swope and Juergen Teller are among those to have made pilgrimages to this secluded cliffside resort; the charmed existence of the establishment's residents has been immortalized through their lenses.

Photography : Slim Aarons