This is wild, rural Tuscany—a world apart from the genteel hills most tourists know. Set in 500 hectares of hillside olive groves, vineyards, vegetable gardens and woodland, Villa Lena is as close to nature as it gets. Passionately managed by Agricultural Manager Pietro on biodynamic principles, the farm survives on a ‘closed-loop system’—we buy no seeds, we create no waste. Recently discovered flora on the estate includes the strawberry tree and wild asparagus. Arts and agriculture also meet science at Villa Lena: inspired by nature, resident artists have documented the estates’s unique ecology and this effort is being lovingly translated into a beautifully curated conservation log.