Drive through the Tuscan countryside...
Drive through the Tuscan countryside...
Set in splendid isolation in the heart of the Maremma countryside, L'Andana is an historic Tuscan villa, situated just 10 minutes from Castiglione della Pescaia - the popular destination for Italians to spend their summers. Guests are able to explore the beautiful countryside by horseback or complimentary bicycles, as well as indulging themselves in a relaxing treatment in the ESPA spa. L'Andana accommodates for all the family, with a separate children's pool and plenty to do on site or in the surrounding areas. Guests can choose from two Tuscan restaurants, under the supervision of the 2 Michelin starred chef Enrico Bartolini.
FIAT 500 Package
A symbol of the Italian style...
L'Andana are offering a chance for their guests to experience and enjoy the light-heartedness of these fun Italian cars. A FIAT 500 for two days to discover all the beautiful nearby villages of Maremma such as Pitigliano known as 'Little Jerusalem' or nearby Sorano and Sovana.
- Return Flight from London to Pisa
- Return transfer from Pisa to L'Andana
- Rental of a FIAT 500 for two days
- Three nights in a room of your choice (subject to availability)
- Tuscan buffet breakfast included
- A three-course dinner for two people at fine dining La Trattoria, with a selection of the estate's wines included
- Daily access at the ESPA wellness centre.
An enchanting resort with a gourmand SPA, Tuscan Trattoria, golf driving range and romantic private chapel, L'Andana takes its name from its long driveway, which is flanked by cypresses and maritime pines and enveloped in a magical fairytale atmosphere, within a delightful nature park. At Tenuta La Badiola the scents of the Tuscan countryside blend with the brackish fragrances of the Tyrrhenian, in a sensory experience that caresses the guests’ sensations and emotions.
This natural setting merges with the fascination of history. The building that now houses L'Andana was once a Medici villa where Grand Duke Leopold II and his court resided during the summer season. Here, in this place he loved so much, the Grand Duke launched major reclamation work in the Maremma.
L’Andana, with just 33 rooms and suites.
The Villa and the Fattoria
L’Andana has two main buildings, the Villa and the Fattoria, which are separated by a delightfully informal Winter Garden, made of wrought-iron and glass. Its charm is complementary to the loveliness of the Maremma landscape, the bright colours of which can be viewed through the large windows. This is where the hotel lobby and reception are located.
Both the Villa and the Fattoria have undergone extensive rebuilding and restyling carried out under the supervision of architect Ettore Mocchetti, editor of AD Italia.
The interior design is a perfect combination of the original rural style of the Medici residence and decorative, more ornamental French style, the aim being to express through the furnishings the intimate soul of Tuscany, with its warm colours, simplicity and uniqueness. The colours selected for the furnishings are consistent with this, with bright beige, the chromatic tones of dust and earth, ochre-yellow, vibrant orange and intense purple, which blend in perfectly with the Tuscan furniture and are highlighted by fine Florentine silk fabrics.
A refined setting, where nothing is left to chance, and one which conveys a sense of intimacy, to make the guests feel completely at home.
L’Andana is a peaceful place where the silence and refined atmosphere of old country residences can still be experienced. The spacious, sun-lit rooms are the continuation of the landscape, a corner of comfort in which the Maremma enters without knocking. Varying nuances of dust and earth, greys and beiges, ochre-yellow and purple, are offset by crimson white. The softness of leather encounters the coarseness of horse hair cloth or the smoothness of velvet; the solidness of stone meets the flexibility of wood. Where velvety comfort expresses a genuine love for this corner of Tuscany.
The 20 Superior and De-Luxe guestrooms at L'Andana are decorated with an eye to detail and tastefully furnished in such a way as to maintain an atmosphere of family intimacy. All the rooms offer delightful views of the surrounding countryside and the interior is enhanced by a lovely stone fireplace built in fine Tuscan style.
All the rooms have an LCD television, safe, WIFI facilities, newspapers, magazines, and CD and DVD players.
Superior rooms are comfortable bedrooms about 35m² in size and furnished very elegantly. Some overlook bright green vineyards, others offer views over silvery-green olive groves. Each room has its own fully-equipped bathroom decorated with wood and marble in delicate pastel shades.
De Luxe rooms
De Luxe rooms measure 40-45 m² and are elegantly appointed, with fine fabrics and antique furniture. The bedroom leads to a spacious bathroom. Both rooms enjoy delightful views of the Maremma countryside; perfectly illustrating the art de vivre in Tuscany. Some of them have a mezzanine floor, the ideal spot for a little sitting room or studio, or even a children's bedroom.
The 13 suites located in the Villa and the Fattoria are private residences, each with its own décor and distinctive atmosphere, designed to make your stay a unique experience. The tasteful furnishings are selected with great care so that everything fits in perfectly with the surroundings.
The curtains, sheet and bedspread fabrics are carefully chosen from amongst the finest linen, taffeta, satin and hemp, in a blend of textures that play with various colour nuances, reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside and the sun-blessed Tyrrhenian coast. The furniture features elegant and sophisticated inlay works; matching mirrors, doors, tables, chairs and sofas rhythmically repeat their ornamental motifs. Some Prestige Suites are even equipped with their own whirlpool bath in refined mosaic, allowing guests to relax at leisure in the privacy of their own room.
The interior design features at L’Andana include spacious bathrooms, designed as a personal wellbeing centre: elegant white bathtubs stand on antique oak parquet flooring by windows offering views of the delightful landscape, making bathing a truly relaxing experience. Other suites feature spacious mosaic bath-showers, measuring up to 3x2 metres, all reminiscent of Roman spas.
Junior Suites measure 50-60m² and come with a welcoming entrance, a spacious living area and a romantic stone fireplace. They offer enchanting views of the surrounding hills carpeted in vineyards and olive groves. A comfortable dressing room leads to a spacious bathroom equipped with all modern facilities.
Superior Suites are 65-70m² in size and feature a spacious living area with a stone fireplace and a relaxation area designed to convey the utmost sense of peace. They overlook delightful scenes of unspoilt nature and the little chapel. The bedroom is elegantly appointed in true Italian style and leads to a spacious dressing room, which gives access to a spacious bathroom with a décapé wood floor.
Prestige Suites measure about 80m² in size and have a spacious living area with fine fabrics, comfy sofas and refined chaise-longues, plus a romantic stone fireplace. The spacious bedroom offers a unique vista of the romantic private chapel, the intense-green Mediterranean macchia, a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves and the bright blue Mediterranean sea. A true home from home, with the convenience of two bathrooms.
L’Andana offers guests the use of a delightful outdoor heated swimming pool, situated in a paradise of nature overlooking the ancient town of Castiglione della Pescaia. There is plenty of space for sunbathing or stretching out to read a good book in complete peace and quiet. The pool is surrounded by lovely gardens with benches and loungers dotted here and there, where you can enjoy a chat or stop a while to contemplate the landscape, enveloped by the gentle sounds of the woods.
The estate provides the opportunity for numerous activities to enrich your stay with new experiences. The choice is yours!
Trattoria Toscana organizes cooking courses. Alternatively, you can indulge in a relaxing ESPA treatment at the spa at L’Andana. Those who prefer to combine sport and nature can devote their time to a different experience each day, with delightful horse rides in the hills, exciting tennis challenges on the nearby court, enjoyable bike rides or walks to the hermitage church 7 km away. It was built in the 16th century on the site where legend has it that the Madonna appeared to St. William of Malavalle on this return from the Crusades.
La Badiola cares about the wellbeing of its guests and L’Andana has set up an exclusive SPA under an agreement with ESPA, a leading British wellness trademark.
ESPA spas are widely recognised as among the best in the world and are designed to offer holistic treatments using pure, natural products that revitalize the body and soul, achieving excellent results. All the products used are made in accordance with a strict code of ethics and environmental protection. They are not tested on animals and all the packaging is made from recycled materials. And the spas themselves are built to generate the least environmental impact thanks to the use of local materials and water collected from the sea or natural springs in the vicinity. The treatments proposed at the ESPA spa at L’Andana are the result of lengthy research into the most effective techniques used in various parts of the world and focus on a holistic and personal dimension of wellbeing. All the aesthetic products used bear the ESPA trademark and contain essential oils, plant extracts and sea salts, which in combination with aromatherapy, thalossotherapy and phytotherapy produce evident benefits for the face, body and soul, restoring a correct equilibrium for the five senses.
Our focus on all five senses forms the basis of a special collaboration between ESPA and L’Andana, giving life for the first time to the concept of Gourmand Spa, an entirely new concept of wellbeing that also takes taste into account.
La Badiola Estate boasts its own golf practise course stretching from the olive groves on the hills to the coast. Here, the light brown of the bunkers and the green of the fairways blend with the bright blue of the Maremma sky. The ideal practice course for improving your swing and initiating youngsters into the exciting challenges of golf. The practice course at La Badiola extends for 30,000 m² over an undulating surface. There are 8 tees and 4 holes at a distance of 50, 10, 150 and 220 metres. There are also a putting green and two pitching greens, covering a total of 1500 m² . A professional golf instructor is available for individual lessons for children and adults. Use of the practice course is free of charge for guests at L’Andana and Casa Badiola .
La Badiola is located in a strategic position for golf enthusiasts as there are several other courses within easy reach, enabling you to improve your drive on a different course every day.
A COOKING COURSE FOR EVERYONE
Do you enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and would like to learn some new tricks to become a great Chef? Or instead, you don’t know how to deal with pots and pans and would love to learn basic cooking skills? And furthermore: would you like to share this experience with your little ones? Tenuta La Badiola has prepared a selection of tailored cooking courses for everyone.
You can choose from: Little Chefs in the making… | course for kids that would like to experiment with cooking, Cooking with mom and dad | family cooking course for 4, 6 and more hands... Men in the kitchen | cooking course for men, Wonder woman in the kitchen | cooking course for women that would like to improve their skills… Traditional Tuscan recipes | From Chianina to Pappa al pomodoro, classical dishes from this region, Vegetarian taste | cooking course dedicated to vegetarian recipes, Private lessons | individual tailored lessons (price on request), Team cooking | team building in the kitchen for companies (price on request), ,
Each cooking course lasts for 2 hours and is followed by lunch or dinner with the dishes prepared during the lesson,
€ 180,00 per course, for one adult (with the exception of private lessons)
€ 90,00 per course, for one child up to 12 years old
Material given: toque, chef’s apron and personalised notebook.
La Villa restaurant
L’Andana has its own restaurant called La Villa. The kitchen has the cosy, informal atmosphere of a domestic kitchen and leads to an intimate dining room with a pretty stone fireplace and from there to a superb veranda overlooking the park, the chapel and the crystal-clear water of a romantic swimming pool nestling among cypresses and maritime pines.
Breakfast at L’Andana is an experience that none can forget. The cast iron ovens in the kitchen turn out each morning freshly baked doughnuts, orange flower brioches, currant buns and cheese-cake. Other specialities includes slices of Tuscan cinta ham, tasty mozzarella cheeses and vegetables in season. Home-made yogurt, jam and marmalade are a must, as are fresh eggs prepared in a variety of different ways. Just choose your favourite and the chef will cook the dish in front of you so that you can enjoy it in all its energy-giving splendour.
La Villa also serves delicious lunches and dinners, from a menu that varies with the season. The dishes are prepared by the same chefs as those at Trattoria Toscana. They all reflect genuine local traditions, where the delicate tastes of food from the sea flank stronger ones from the land: risotto with peas, streaky bacon and pecorino cheese is followed by anglerfish and courgette flower tortello, stewed octopus and Borlotti beans, and ossobuco with potatoes and celery. The desserts are shamelessly scrumptious and combine different consistencies and temperatures, such as melted chocolate and pistachio ice-cream or warm granny Smith’s apple and sorbet tart.
LA VILLA restaurant is open daily. Lunch is served from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Dinner is served from 7.30pm to 10.00pm* * From June to September la Villa is closed for dinner, on Monday night you will enjoy a BBQ in the garden.
Located in what used to be the ancient granary of Grand Duke Leopold II of Lorraine, Trattoria Toscana is a sort of contemporary hostelry, a simple meeting place, where genuine specialities of Tuscan tradition are served.
The rooms inside the old granary and its location enhance the experience of dining out, with vast windows overlooking the Mediterranean macchia and vineyards, kitchen equipment on display and a wood oven heralding the kind of menu on offer. Even the cellar is open to view, displaying about 150 labels, including wines made in the cellars belonging to the Moretti family - Petra and Tenuta La Badiola – the latter right adjacent to Trattoria Toscana. Numerous dishes are served in terracotta bowls and clay plates, a respectful tribute to local tradition.
Open only in the evening, the 150m2 restaurant seats a hundred guests in a cosy, reserved atmosphere. The dining-room is furbished to achieve a sense of discreet elegance and intimacy, with wooden beams, exposed brickwork, a fireplace and cotto tile flooring. It leads onto a delightful terrace that looks out onto the kitchen gardens and surrounding hills, and can accommodate up to 80 guests. Next door is a smaller room, the ideal setting for private dinners or special events.