Villa Lena

A unique agriturismo in the authentic heart of rural Tuscany combining holiday accommodation, a farm-to-table restaurant and a not-for-profit art foundation, Villa Lena is more than just a hotel.

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A unique agriturismo in the authentic heart of rural Tuscany combining holiday accommodation, a farm-to-table restaurant and a not-for-profit art foundation, Villa Lena is more than just a hotel.

With 500 hectares of land, mostly covered by untouched forests, an abundance of wild flowers and herbs and roaming deer and wild boar, Villa Lena is a unique place where hospitality is merged with creative residencies and food is collected or foraged on site. Creativity and collaboration underscore life at Villa Lena, exemplifying a new way of living and holiday experience.

The Details

What makes it Kobu

Villa Lena is as close to nature as it gets and the deftly managed estate respects the past as much as it looks to the future. Ancient tradition complements renewable technology and next-generation thinking. Villa Lena takes responsibility for reducing any negative impacts their actions have on the environment and the local community so that they can preserve our small slice of paradise for future generations to enjoy.
The current owners bought the San Michele estate in 2007, in a state of extensive disrepair. Art world professional Lena Evstafieva, musician and producer Jérôme Hadey and Parisian restaurateur and nightclub owner Lionel Bensemoun combined their respective skills and knowledge to redevelop the property and founded Villa Lena Agriturismo and Art Foundation. The project started with an idea to bring their experiences in music, art, entertainment, film, fashion and other creative fields together in one place and create a unique kind of Tuscan retreat.

Directions

Florence International Airport (FLR)

1h by car

The Destination

Italy

Piedmont, Italy

Embrace la dolce vita and immerse yourself in Italy’s historic piazzas and palazzi, breath-taking vineyards and coastline, and unparalleled mouth-watering cuisine. Revel in the romance of Italy by drifting down the storied canals of Venice, climbing the coastal trails of the Cinque Terre, or unwinding poolside in Capri.

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