In the bucolic heart of South Tuscany, where the scent off the aromatic olive groves meets the briny fragrance of the Mediterranean Sea, sits L’Andana hotel, a picturesque estate lovingly restored and presented by the celebrated Alain Ducasse Group in conjunction with the architectural masterminds of the Terra Morretti Group. L’Andana sits atop the rolling hills of the countryside as a living tribute to the region’s past. Set in a building that was once a summer estate of Grand Duke Leopold II and his court, the 33-room estate graciously embraces the past in design and detail, while offering contemporary facilities and amenities. Awash in romantic reds and tantalizing tans and golds, the rooms and suites of L’Andana welcome visitors with a hint of summer no matter what the season. Alternating textures of smooth leather, soft velvet, and strong wood create subtle nuances of emotion that combine to produce a romantic getaway in each intimate living space. All rooms offer views of the countryside, luxurious Florentine silk fabrics, and delightful stone fireplaces built in the traditional Tuscan style. Modern touches along the grounds, like the hauntingly romantic wrought-iron and glass Winter Garden permeate the traditional landscape, creating an intense visual experience that is both sensual and elegant.
An informal, home-style kitchen leads into an intimate dining room with its own cozy fireplace, and views of the park, while the aromas of bountiful breakfasts, lavish lunches, and delectable dinners spread through the grounds. During summer months, a mouthwatering weekly barbecue awaits guests in the estate’s garden, and during cooler months, La Villa, the on-site restaurant welcomes guests to sample regional fare. Trattoria Toscana, a nearby eatery is also available to L’Andana hotel guests. When it comes to dessert, order in, or literally indulge in it at ESPA, the hotel’s on-site spa. At ESPA, each spa program is centered around a cake, mousse, tea, or herbal infusion, creating a truly delicious and rejuvenating wellness experience. When the time comes for some outdoor activity, guests of L’Andana enjoy unlimited access to the hotel’s practice golf course, or experienced golfers may venture out to nearby full-course greens such as Golf Club Toscana, while beginners enjoy personal instruction back at the hotel, or simply take in the sites of Tuscany, you will not be disappointed. Surround yourself with beauty, culture, and romance at L’Andana, where every moment is delicious.
Originally posted 2013-07-02 18:42:36.