In spring 2004, in the 500-hectare of La Badiola Estate, a few miles from Castiglione della Pescaia, was born L’Andana.
L'Andana takes its name from its long driveway, which is flanked by cypresses and maritime pines and enveloped in a magical fairyt atmosphere, within a delightful nature park. At Tenuta La Badiola the scents of the Tuscan countryside blend with the brackish fragrances of theTyrrhenian, in a sensory experience that caresses the guests’ sensations and emotions.
This natural setting merges with the fascination of history. The buildings that now houses L'Andana were 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 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
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. In the grounds at L’Andana there is a private romantic chapel where Holy Mass is held each Sunday by Father Giovanni. It is surrounded by gardens that merge into the olive-tree and vine-carpeted hills sloping down towards the sea.
Fiancés seeking a ceremony en plein air can see their dreams come true, as the park surrounding the chapel is consecrated, religious ceremonies can be held here. In such a delightful landscape, the best day of your lives will become a truly unforgettable one.
And what about the reception? Our chef and his brigade will be honoured to create a tailor-made menu, one in which the chosen dishes will convey the tastes, the passions and the special, unique alchemy uniting the betrothed.
La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini, with its elegant rooms and fairy-tale grounds, will do the rest. It will be “dressed” exactly as the couple wish, to reveal yet more of their love story.
L’Andana, with its 33 rooms and suites, is a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World.
Venue Type: Luxury - rural style
Accommodation: The 20 Superior and De-Luxe guestrooms
Other Features: Golf: 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.
Swimming Pool Outdoor heated swimming pool
Gorgeous property, stunning grounds, amazing staff
I surprised my husband for our 5 year wedding anniversary and as we drove up through the dramatic tree-lined entrance I knew we'd picked the right place. Everything about L'Andana is beautiful, and the property is still a little wild with huge variety in plant life and landscaping. Multiple pools, a top-notch spa, and plenty of independent relaxing make this place so special, not to mention the food and attention to detail from the staff. We had such an enjoyable time, we have nothing negative to say, and we absolutely cannot wait to return. The hotel is great for couples who want a quiet romantic setting as well as families with small kids, of which there were several, and they were well-behaved and totally blended in with the setting. If you read any questionable reviews about this place, I assure you they were written by people you wouldn't want to hang out with! We definitely give L'Andana 5 stars and will recommend it to everyone we know.