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2nd May 2019 / Explore /

We are so pleased to announce the renovation of our Fattoria building; we’ve been working hard on it all winter and it’s finally set to re-open this month for the 2019 summer season to welcome our wonderful guests!
“Fattoria is at the heart of the social scene here at Villa Lena, so to improve and grow it has always been an ambition of mine. Hesselbrand has really encompassed all the attributes that Villa Lena already has to offer into the new design and it has been a pleasure having them here working on the project.”

Lena Evstafieva, owner of Villa Lena


Designed by internationally recognised architects Hesselbrand, the new design is set to enhance the social interaction between guests throughout the site, diversify the estate’s hosting capability and improve sustainability. The new Fattoria bedrooms add a deluxe offering to the estate, that perfectly complements the other accommodation options available from simpler San Michele bedrooms to the larger family-style Renacchi apartments.

Guest rooms will feature oak floors and wood panelling, created by local, highly skilled artisans using traditional Italian modernist and post-war joinery design and architecture. The en-suite bathrooms reflect the contemporary classical mix of the rooms, finished with local Carrara marble and custom-made ornamental stainless-steel vanity units. Sliding doors allow for an easy interaction between guests in the bathroom and in the bedroom, enhancing the feeling of intimacy that the new layout provides.

The new layout on the ground floor allows the building to accommodate a more diverse range of events such as weddings or talks, with the main hall providing seating for up to seventy guests. Other new characteristics will include an art library, light and rain pavilion and yoga studio as well as a wine cellar.
The communal art library will have the feel of a gallery and an artist’s studio, displaying many of the works from our growing art library, as well as newly commissioned pieces from past residents, especially for Fattoria. The light and rain pavilion, an open-air cabana, will allow guests to engage with the stunning surroundings and provide a space for quiet contemplation and relaxation.

The renovated Fattoria building will feature Villa Lena’s first Honeymoon suite, Casetta del’Amore, and a secluded and semi-standalone house at the back of Fattoria offering a luxurious hideaway for couples. Casetta del’Amore features a living room, ideal for a dinner for two or for entertaining friends, a large bathtub and a private garden with seating area for al-fresco drinks.
In addition to Casetta del’Amore, Fattoria offers two room types (superior and large superior) ranging from 25m2 to 43m2. All rooms capture the style, culture and ethos that Villa Lena represents. All rooms come with AC temperature control, dimmable lights and large superior rooms come with bathtubs.



                                                           A glimpse of our solar panels on the Fattoria roof

Continuing with Villa Lena’s commitment to sustainability, the newly renovated Fattoria will be powered significantly by the solar panels already used throughout the hotel. In addition, we have continued to advance our water collection systems increasing the hotel’s water sustainability, and as of 2019, our newly expanded 2,000m2 vegetable garden will use completely sustainable water systems.

“As an architectural practice working primarily with cultural and residential projects, it has been an amazing opportunity to work with Lena on the design for a truly contemporary and sustainable hotel design. Fattoria has served so many varied uses throughout the years, so we are excited to use our design to finally open up the site, create new spaces and allow everyone to experience this rich and characterful building.”

-Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson of Hesselbrand


Hesselbrand’s new designs emphasise the playful meeting of traditional and contemporary, which is already a trademark of Villa Lena’s rustic aesthetic. A carefully curated palette of organic materials and forms are combined in a way that enhances and amplifies this unique juxtaposition between old and new.
Villa Lena is more than a hotel; it is a cultural and artistic project and its interiors reflect this through an on-going record of time passed.

Rates for 2019 in Fattoria start from €389. Rates at Villa Lena start from €149 on a half-board basis.

Villa Lena will be offering 25% off all Fattoria rooms Monday – Friday during May and June 2019 that can be redeemed using the code Fattoria Special. In addition, guests can book 3 nights for the price of 2 for all Fattoria rooms, including Casetta del’Amore throughout the season.

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