Luxury hotel holiday L'Andana Tuscany

L'Andana is a five-star hotel set in extensive grounds a couple of miles inland from the southern Tuscan coast. Once the summer residence of the Grand Duke Leopold II, this hotel has been lovingly restored and offers 33 rooms, decorated to reflect the earthy colours of Tuscany. Outstanding dining is found in the Michelin-starred La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini and there is also an informal restaurant. Activities include golf, cycling, fitness classes and wine appreciation.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to L'Andana, near Castiglione della Pescaia

L'Andana is an exclusive 5-star hotel in a magnificent natural location. This luxurious hotel offers the ultimate in relaxation with excellent local cuisine, superb spa facilities and stylish accommodation in the Tuscan countryside.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 15-minutes' drive from the beach

Annual opening 13 April to 3 November

Closest airport Rome or Pisa

Distance from airport The hotel is about 2-hours' drive from Rome Airport and 90-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Outdoor Jacuzzi, La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini Restaurant (open for dinner only from May to September, closed Mondays), La Villa Restaurant (open only when La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini is closed). Reservations requested for both restaurants. Kids' Club, Cooking Courses, Wine Cellar and Tasting, Bicycles, Hydropool, Tennis Court, horseriding, Spa (ESPA), Gym, Golf Driving Range and Putting Green, Parking.

Out and about nearby

The seaside resort of Castiglione della Pescaia and the historical centre of Grosseto. 

Sports nearby

Tennis, Trekking, Horse Riding.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code IE756

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to L'Andana, near Castiglione della Pescaia

L'Andana is located in the heart of the Maremma region in southern Tuscany, just a few kilometres from the coast and charming seaside resort of Castiglione della Pescaia with its fine sandy beach and small medieval township. The extensive grounds of L'Andana are spread out across beautiful sweeping hills, covered in parts by pine forests, wildlife reserves, tranquil lakes and the famous Maremma National Park. The hotel itself is approached along a driveway lined by cypress trees from the main entrance right up to the hotel. Bedrooms are situated in two buildings: the original old villa dating back 200 years and a new building linked to the villa by a grand reception area with lounge and bar, all set in a magnificent Florentine glass house, complete with a charming interior courtyard and shady garden. The bedrooms of L'Andana themselves are spacious, adorned in warm colours and decorated with furniture from Italian designers, offering a fine balance of rustic and contemporary styles. The Maremma region is particularly renowned for its high quality cuisine, and the hotel has put a strong emphasis on the quality of its food, with Enrico Bartolini bringing his trademark "contemporary classic" cuisine to the main restaurant, La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini, located a short walk through the grounds in the old granary. Here guests have the opportunity to sample dishes that blend traditional Tuscan flavours with modern elements, an inspiring experience where guests are able to watch chefs at work in the open kitchen. La Villa, L'Andana's less formal dining area serves a variety of Tuscan cuisine - including an outstanding breakfast - on its delightful terrace. There is also a Kids' Club and a very impressive spa which offers a range of therapies using many ingredients grown on the estate. L'Andana offers a welcoming, refined and elegant ambience with fine cuisine in one of Italy's most attractive regions.

Room descriptions

L'Andana has 33 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini-bar and safe.

Superior Double Room max. occupancy 2
Deluxe Double or Twin Room max. occupancy 2
Deluxe Mezzanine Double Room max. occupancy 3
Junior Suite max. occupancy 3
Superior Suite max. occupancy 3
Prestige Suite max. occupancy 3

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code IE756

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to L'Andana, near Castiglione della Pescaia

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to L'Andana in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 2 nights on Fridays and Saturdays during July and August. Minimum stay of 3 nights for stays from 18 to 21 April and 1 to 4 May.

Children: Infants up to 2 years can be provided with a bed free of charge. Extra beds for children over 2 can be provided for a fee. Kid's club is available at an extra cost for children aged 3 and over.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code IE756

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to L'Andana, near Castiglione della Pescaia

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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