What We Love
- Service is impeccable (if your favorite Tuscan dish is not on the menu, the chef can prepare it just for you)
- The estate makes its own wine; be sure to sample the house selection
- Treatments at the hotel’s discreet spa, which has a pool and Turkish bath
What To Know
- The property opened in 2004 and undergoes yearly renovations in winter
- The easiest way to get around the area is by car; on-site parking is free
- Dinner reservations are essential
- On-site activities include cooking classes, tennis and golf at the four-hole course
- Trattoria Toscana is open June through September
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Tall cypresses and umbrella pine trees flank the driveway that leads to the magnificent L’Andana, a former summer residence once frequented by Grand Duke Leopold II, which was restored to its former glory in 2004 by the Moretti family and Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse. Interiors by Architectural Digest Italy editor Ettore Mochetti resonate with Italian charm, from the traditional Tuscan furniture to the elegant Florentine silk fabrics framing enormous windows, and vistas that stretch from the rolling, sun-drenched Maremma hills right down to the Tyrrhenian coastline. This country retreat has only 33 rooms, nine in the main villa and 24 in the adjoining fattoria (farmhouse), which have an understated Provençal sensibility and are dressed in ochre, gray and beige, with terra-cotta tiles and plush fabrics that seamlessly blend with the surrounding countryside. The beds are comfortable and made with Frette linens, but it’s the expansive marble-clad bathrooms, complete with spectacularly large soaking tubs, that really steal the show. There are 1,200 acres of grounds, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever want to leave this sanctuary, particularly with a choice of tennis, golf, bike trails and horse riding on offer. The working estate makes its own wines, and the kitchen garden yields much of what winds up in the dishes turned out by L’Andana’s two exquisite restaurants. The first, Trattoria Toscana (open June through September), is overseen by Michelin-starred chef-at-large Alain Ducasse and is housed in an ancient granary. The second, the Villa, is a more informal dining area, offering sweet home-baked Viennoiserie and barbecues in the garden in the summertime. Foodies shouldn’t miss the cooking classes, which take place in a homey kitchen alongside Michelin-starred chef Christophe Martin. If relaxation is on the agenda, swim laps in the outdoor heated pool surrounded by fragrant lavender and rosemary, or hit the ESPA spa, with its Turkish bath.
In the Area
If you do want to head out, explore the nearby towns of Castiglione della Pescaia and Grosseto, or venture farther afield and drive to Florence, Siena or Arezzo, all within two hours of the property. An hour’s drive, to the town of Suvereto, will find you at the award-winning winery Petra, which has an impressive 750 acres of vineyard, woodland and olive grove. Alternatively, you can get your sea legs on and ask the hotel to organize a boat tour around the tiny islands, bays and inlets of the Maremma coast.
How to Get There
What a wonderful weekend in Maremma. This amazing luxury resort in the middle of the green. You can enjoy the nature, rest, silence, water, wine and food.
A nice walking around the vineyard will help your soul, a nice twitter of birds will you give the right energy for the rest of the week.
A nice aperitive in one of the garden it is a unique spot.
Thanks to Mr Vito Spalluto for the special welcoming and to the staff for a great service.
We will definitely come back soon.
Celebrating an anniversary always calls for a first rate experience. The understated elegance of the restaurant makes for a quiet dinner with just the right amount of buzz. The app was superior mussels ala creams were amazing. Steaks cooked to perfection and desserts were outstanding. Not your usual afterthoughts that is prevalent in restaurants. Strawberry rhubarb tart and a chocolate chip gelato with an expresso drizzle. So good.
We visited this lovely resort three years ago and loved it so much that we decided to come back a year later and have our wedding in this resort. The staff is all very friendly and as helpful as possible, the food is everything you would hope for on the Tuscan countryside, and the landscape and hotel is absolutely beautiful and pristine. This is well worth the drive from Fiumicino and a strong recommendation for anyone looking for a few days to recharge.
We've now gone three times as a couple, but there is a separate family pool and kids club and I look forward to bringing our baby here when she's a little older.