July 18, 2024
A Luxurious Villa + Artist Residency Affords Escape within the Tuscan Countryside
A Luxurious Villa + Artist Residency Affords Escape within the Tuscan Countryside

Villa Lena is a countryside boutique resort and artist residency positioned in Tuscany, Italy, based in collaboration by modern artwork collector Lena Evstafieva, her musician husband Jérôme Hadey, and Lionel Bensemoun, founding father of Le Baron. Villa Lena is discreetly nestled inside 500 hectares of lush woodlands, sprawling vineyards, bountiful olive groves, and flourishing natural vegetable gardens.

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of bed and window

At its core, a Nineteenth-century villa, initially constructed for an Italian aristocratic household, now serves because the headquarters for the Villa Lena Basis and its artist-in-residence program. Encircling the villa, meticulously restored historic agricultural buildings – previously farmhouses, stables, and looking lodges – supply self-contained visitor residences and shared facilities.

The essence of Villa Lena revolves round fostering creativity and collaboration by a various vary of actions and occasions. These embrace artists’ discussions, family-friendly pursuits, open-air movie screenings, cooking workshops, candlelit live shows, and poolside DJ classes. Every night, each company and resident artists convene within the terrace restaurant for a communal eating expertise that facilities round a seasonal natural menu deeply rooted in Italian delicacies.

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of reception

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of main reception and lounge

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of bed and bench

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of bed and window

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of bed and bathroom

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of writing desk

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of bathroom bathtub

Guestroom at Villa Lena, shot of bathroom

Pictures by Henrik Lundell.

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