WHO WE ARE
Sprawling over 500 hectares of beautiful woodland, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, Villa Lena is much more than just a traditional Tuscan hotel. Set up as a retreat with large scale apartments to rent, an organic agricultural domain operating farm to table restaurant with a curated menu by international chefs in residency, and a not for profit art foundation with artists in residence – we put culture and nature at the heart of the concept.
Villa Lena is a retreat welcoming families, couples and individuals. With plenty of space outside and inside, guests can choose whether they would like to immerse themselves in the social hub of the centre of the property or would prefer calm and isolation of the nature. Our self-catering, large scale apartments each have unique features, designed with a bohemian chic in mind and present numerous adjoining spots for outdoor lunches. Apartments range in size between 50sqm and 110sqm.
We take pride in being children friendly, with special discounts for the accommodation and at the restaurant. There are indoor and outdoor playgrounds and in the summer months we run a wide range programme for kids. Set within Tuscany landscape, there are numerous walks for the children to explore and enjoy nature.
One of our highlights is the organic approach to agriculture, which touches everything we do – our restaurant operates a farm to table concept, run by an exciting selection of international chefs who source their products either from our organic vegetable gardens or from the local suppliers. Our vegetable gardens are grown from ancient natural seeds and are supervised by an international agricultural expert Stephane Meyer. Our olive oil and wine are grown and produced without any chemicals, and have a distinctive and unique taste. We forage in the woods, from wild asparagus in the spring to white truffle in the fall, with guests invited to join us on the woodland’s trails and then taste them at our restaurant.
The not for profit artist residency provides a unique cultural element to the place. International established and emerging visual artists, musicians, designers, writers come to Villa Lena to create, and in return they share insights into their work: we hold open studios, talks and workshops, as well as performances, screenings and concerts.
In addition, the guests are invited to explore the 19th century villa, make use of the game room, indoor and outdoor bars, screening room, library and yoga terrace. We offer high speed internet almost everywhere at the estate and there are three pools around the property for the clients to use.
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