VOGUE Living Australia - - Concierge -

La Mac­chia is the ul­ti­mate in low-key lux­ury, a beach club set within an im­mac­u­lately re­stored 17th-cen­tury build­ing on the coast of Ca­pal­bio, a two-hour drive north of Rome. A gen­er­ous stretch of beach on ei­ther side of the build­ing ex­tends at least 10 kilo­me­tres while the sur­round­ing thou­sand-plus hectares of land is owned by two fam­i­lies, the Puri-Ne­gri and the Resta Pallavi­cino. It’s the brain­child of Carlo Puri-Ne­gri, who re­stored the build­ing and then pro­ceeded to find 30 mem­bers to start the club, and his wife and chair­man of the club, Gi­u­lia, who ap­pointed young ar­chi­tects David Lopez Quin­co­ces and Fanny Bauer Grung from Quin­co­ces-Dragò & Part­ners to trans­form the in­te­ri­ors. “La Mac­chia opens late af­ter­noon for aper­i­tivi and din­ner,” says found­ing club mem­ber Francesco Boglione, “and is not averse to playing great mu­sic for danc­ing on the deck late into the night. Like any club, mem­bers, which are now in ex­cess of 100, can in­vite guests as they wish.”

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