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WORKSHOPS

Join one of our many activities on offer—from truffle hunting to cooking classes to painting workshops—to learn a new skill or unleash your inner artist in the heart of Tuscany.

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Villa Lena’s core values include creativity, collaboration, community, and connection. Our exciting program of creative workshops addresses all of these principles, delivering unique experiences to our guests that are led by our artists in residence.

Workshops—which range from flower arranging to pottery and creative writing to art therapy—vary depending on the time of year and the artists we are hosting.

Joining us from diverse backgrounds and mediums, each artist brings their unique skills and expertise to our workshops, providing guests with the chance to learn something new in a supportive and welcoming environment.

No visit to Villa Lena is complete without participating in a creative workshop. Get inspired by our breathtaking landscape and create a unique, personal, and lasting commemoration of your time on our estate.

CULINARY WORKSHOPS

For information on prices and bookings, please write to host@villa-lena.it.

PASTA LESSON & OLIVE OIL TASTING

Get creative in our kitchen and make your own fresh pasta in a cooking class with our chef! Before sharing your creations over a communal lunch, learn about the traditional and organic techniques Villa Lena uses to harvest extra virgin olive oil from our 2,000 ancient trees, complete with a tasting of our very special oil.

FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCH EXPERIENCE

Take a walk in our organic vegetable garden and learn what each season delivers to our Tuscan table. Guided by our chef, select the day’s very best produce and aromatics, crunch on freshly picked veggies, and prepare a lunch spread of delicious farm-to-table dishes.

WINE TASTING

Did you know we produce our own wine at Villa Lena? Kick off your day with a tour of our beautiful vineyards and a deep dive into the world of organic, biodynamic, and natural wines. Your tasting will include samples of Villa Lena products and other selections from Tuscany, served with freshly baked focaccia and local cold cuts.

TRUFFLE HUNTING, PASTA WORKSHOP & LUNCH – Available in October-November

Step into the heart of Tuscany and embark on a sensory adventure during our highly anticipated truffle hunting season! The ancient woodlands surrounding our hilltop villa are the perfect setting to join our truffle dogs and expert guides in a peaceful search for the famous tartufo bianco, or white truffle. With your treasure secured, learn to prepare fresh pasta al tartufo in a cooking class with our chef, then enjoy a well deserved lunch with views of the Tuscan countryside. 

VILLA LENA FOUNDATION EVENTS

OPEN STUDIOS AND ARTISTS APERITIVO

Pop down to our artists’ studios for an evening aperitivo and to see what our current group of residents have been creating. Free for guests

INTRODUCTION TO THE VILLA LENA ART FOUNDATION

Learn more about our artist residency program and explore our constantly evolving onsite collection. Free for guests

YOGA, MEDITATION, AND MOVEMENT

Villa Lena prides itself on its nurturing interdisciplinary environment. We host yogis specializing in a variety of yoga and wellness disciplines, whether it’s hatha, vinyasa, meditation, or pilates, as well as more alternative practices such as cacao ceremonies, gong baths, or intuitive dancing.  

Our yoga classes offer a diverse range of experiences for every level and mood. Try a morning class with a grounding hatha flow to connect to the present and set a foundation for the day ahead. Other classes may focus on restorative stretches and meditation to filter out unwanted energies and maintain spiritual balance. Depending on our yogis in residence, you can expect everything from sound-focused yoga that awakens the spirit to fun dance sequences that leave you feeling joyful and alive.

FUN FOR THE KIDS

Kids are always welcome at Villa Lena. Our ever-evolving cycle of artists in residence, collaborators, and experiences means there is always something new for little ones to learn, and each stay at Villa Lena is totally unique. From art classes to interactive games outdoors, our sustainability-focused activities minimize waste, use natural materials whenever possible, and help kids connect with our surrounding nature.

Our partner, Oppidan, runs a Kids Club in April and October that makes learning a creative and fulfilling experience. Book 1:1 academic sessions with Oppidan mentors for your kids, then let them unleash their creativity in workshops ranging from clay building to foraged collages.
Take a look at our
What’s On page to find out more.

What's On?

Find out more about what workshops and experiences will be on offer during your stay.

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