Close to the enchanting city of Lucca, nestled among the Tuscan hills, lies the Villa Benvenuti estate. The property’s lovingly restored seventeenth-century villa is a place of tranquility; in the cooler months, guests may pass an afternoon curled up by the fire or cooking hearty Italian meals, while the swimming pool and adjacent olive groves are picturesque spots for strolling and reading during the summer between refreshing dips. A fifteen-minute drive or lazy cycle to Lucca could mean a scenic walk down the tree-lined path atop its medieval walls, purchasing fresh fruit or artisanal souvenirs in its outdoor markets, or a delicious dinner in one of its many beautiful piazze.
The villa affords rustic, homely luxury in the midst of flourishing gardens and grounds. Guests are invited to enjoy the benefits of the working estate by joining in with the olive or grape harvests or simply sampling the delicious produce. Villa Benvenuti is the perfect venue for holiday groups seeking a refined hideaway or couples planning an idyllic Tuscan wedding, and with cookery courses and yoga retreats throughout the year, there is something for everyone. In addition to its own charms, the property makes an ideal base for those hungry to explore the cultural highlights of Tuscany, with Pisa, Florence and Pistoia an hour away or less. For more information please see visit the Accommodation, Retreats or Cookery courses page, or contact Sara directly with questions at [email protected].