Villa Lena, the popular artist retreat and agriturismo in rural Tuscany, has announced that for the first time ever its autumn season will extend into November when the estate will open Thursday - Sunday with the introduction of Autumn Weekends. In addition, the estate will re-open its doors especially for New Year celebrations from 27th December 2019 – 5th January 2020, providing the ultimate winter get-away for culture lovers and travel enthusists alike.
Throughout the autumn, Villa Lena promises a truly unique break in the mild Tuscan sunshine with a seasonal program of activities on offer from September onwards. With the onset of tartufio bianco (white truffle) season in the region, Villa Lena will host guests for traditional truffle hunts helmed by the highly skilled agriculture team and Lagotto Romagnola dogs. There will also be the opportunity to experience fresh truffles in the best possible way; finely shaved over homemade Tuscan pasta, accompanied by a glass of Villa Lena’s own sparkling rosé.
Other new activities for the autumn season include animal watching, where guests can expect to see the native deer, wild boar and mouflons while enjoying a sunset picnic with a bottle of red wine, and olive oil tasting where Villa Lena’s agriculture team will talk through the organic techniques used to harvest extra virgin olive oil from the estate’s 2,000 olive trees. September will also see the introduction of a new Forage and Hike to the Vineyard series where guests will have the chance to learn about the estate’s grape harvest and taste some wine al fresco.
November’s Autumn Weekends series is perfect for families, friends and couples looking for a unique break, surrounded by nature. The weekends will be fully programmed to include the new seasonal activities, as well as yoga, hiking, wine tasting, cooking classes and games nights, and artistsic workshops such as basket weaving lead by local Tuscan artisans. With its biodynamic vineyards and agriculture, organic kitchen gardens, speciality produce and creative approach to cuisine and food culture, Villa Lena’s stunning setting in wild Tuscany is the perfect place to experience the best of Italy’s harvest season.
Villa Lena will be open as usual until 31st October followed by Autumn Weekends in November. Villa Lena will re-open for the Christmas Holiday 27th December 2019 – 5th January 2020. Rates for doubles at Villa Lena start from €149. Introductory offers of a 15% reduction are currently available here for those booking stays in September, October or November 2019. For further information on Villa Lena, please visit www.villa-lena.it.
AUTUMN WEEKENDS DATES
7th – 10th November 2019
14th – 17th November 2019
21st – 24th November 2019
Villa Lena will be open Thursday – Sunday on the above dates and the minimum stay is all 3 nights.