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In the HEART
of TUSCANY
between
PISA
and FLORENCE

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Situated on a hilltop in the wild woods of Tuscany, Villa Lena is a place where untouched nature, carefree creativity and magical stories intersect. Originally called San Michele, the estate has an ancient history stretching from the prehistoric, when this land lay under a sea leaving traces of fossilised shells scattered all over the site, to medieval times and the Renaissance, culminating in the construction of the terracotta hued 19th century Villa where the women of the household are immortalised on its ceilings.

With 500 hectares of land, mostly covered by untouched forests, an abundance of wild flowers and herbs and roaming deer and wild boar, Villa Lena is a unique place where hospitality is merged with creative residencies and food is collected or foraged on site. Creativity and collaboration underscore life at Villa Lena, exemplifying a new way of living and holiday experience.

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Friends

GATHER YOUR FRIENDS AND ESCAPE THE CITY
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Families

A COUNTRYSIDE ADVENTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY
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Adventurers

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES IN RURAL TUSCANY

DISCOVER

A Cultural and Artistic Project

A unique agriturismo in the authentic heart of rural Tuscany combining holiday accommodation, a farm-to-table restaurant and a not-for-profit art foundation, Villa Lena is more than just a hotel. Spread over 500 hectares of untouched woodland, the estate is a creatively inspiring and serene place for individuals and families. Art, culture and nature is at the heart of the project and it provides a diverse and international setting for the guests and artists of Villa Lena. Learn to make pasta or join the Villa Lena Foundation artists in residence for sunset aperitivo; kick back by the pool or party on the dance floor; stroll in the gardens or go truffle hunting – there is something for everyone at Villa Lena.

Our Story

STAY

Relax and Rejuvenate in Nature

At Villa Lena you can find a mix of rooms and apartments scattered around the estate. Accommodation has been renovated with attention to detail and history, retaining the Tuscan character whilst adding a contemporary edge, and are furnished with locally sourced vintage furniture, antiques, and recycled hand-painted fabrics. Rooms can be joined and apartments rented together to accommodate families or groups of friends for a familial and joyful holiday gathering, and you can even bring your pets. With sustainability always in mind, most of our accommodation is run on green energy and we recycle all rainwater for agricultural irrigation.

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EAT

Slow Tuscan Cuisine, Reinvented

At Villa Lena, we serve organic, Tuscan cuisine with a contemporary approach and ‘slow food’ ethos. Our menu is seasonal and responds to what we grow in our 2,000 square metre organic vegetable gardens and forage on-site. Our Italian chefs look back to Tuscan cooking traditions and reinvent them into simple but delicious tasting food. The menus offer simplicity and honesty, with house-made pastas, freshly-made cheeses, and locally sourced wines, all led by produce and provenance, ensuring we are able to make the most of the natural larder at one’s fingertips amid the rolling hills of rural Tuscany. 

Dining at Villa Lena

CELEBRATE

The Dream Spot to Tie the Knot

Celebrate your special day in the midst of the stunning Italian countryside. Whether you want an intimate ceremony or a glamorous party, we offer a variety of bespoke wedding packages. Dance, feast and celebrate love with a stunning vista of the rolling Tuscan hills. Whether you choose an intimate gathering or the wildest of parties, we can’t imagine a more romantic place to have the most unforgettable time. Spend the first days of your married lives together in Casetta dell’Amore, our recently renovated suite designed specifically for honeymooning couples and a perfect hideaway for the night of your wedding or a romantic getaway. The secluded ground floor little house has its own private sculpture garden and living room with a cosy fireplace.

Celebrate With Us

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Tons of Olives

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A MAGICAL VILLA
IN THE WILD WOODS
OF TUSCANY

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