‘The most enigmatic aspect of the time of ruination is the manner in which it points towards the future rather that the past, or rather uses the ruined resources of the past to imagine, or reimagine, the future.’
Brian Dillon, A short history of Decay, 2011.
Just 10 minutes walk from Villa Lena there is Toiano Nuovo ,‘New Toiano’, an apparent abandoned village on the top of a sand hill, accessed by a medieval bridge. Toiano started its decay back in the 1960s when the majority of its inhabitants moved to nearby towns in search of work and a better life. Since then, its population has gradually decreased up to today with just two people currently living in Toiano, Rosita and her husband.
Experience The Magic of Autumn October 11th to 16th
Join us for an immersive and unforgettable signature retreat at Villa Lena, set amidst the beautiful Italian countryside this Autumn. We invite you to indulge in the art of ceramics and florals with renowned florist Annett Kuhlmann and the Marsano Team while also enjoying the breathtaking colors of Autumn.
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