Villa La Bianca is like staying with your much loved Italian relations for a big family and friends weekend in the country. I had driven from northern France the day I arrived so I was shredded and irritable, but all that lifted within a couple of hours at Villa La Bianca. For a start the beautiful Elga greets you with an enormous smile and makes you feel immediately and genuinely welcome. Our bedroom was one of the larger suites and with its personal library, old paintings and antique furniture you felt exactly as if you were in someone's home. I had dinner at the Villa in the candle lit conservatory on the first night and it was superb. There were only a dozen things on the menu across four courses because that was what was being cooked from fresh produce that day. It was real Italian home cooking - fresh pasta, a big salad and delicious char grilled chicken with chick peas - along with a bottle of ridiculously inexpensive but excellent local wine - buonissimo! I picked up my wife from the airport the next morning and we started to explore this unique part of Tuscany - and there is so much to do. It is far more mountainous that southern Tuscany and a walk in the foothills, that start at the Villa, reveals some breathtaking views down to the sea, where there are miles and miles of riviera style beaches. There are some wonderful Italian towns and cities to visit in the area, from the obvious Pisa and Lucca to the unexpected and stunningly beautiful Pietrasanta. There are also some great restaurants and one that we loved was called osteria Candalla. it's a converted water mill with outstanding regional food and wine and it's only a ten minute walk from the Villa. The bed at the villa was comfortable and the views from our room to the mountains were idyllic. Breakfast was generous and served outside in the sun lit garden. Overall a deeply enjoyable and engaging experience that reminded us why we love Italy - we'll definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa la Bianca Relais is not just a charming Bed and Breakfast Guest House but, as we love to call it, is your home in Versilia.Since the opening,in 1999 this is what thousands of people have felt after spenting two days or even a month by holiday.The big park with the two pools with salt water, the rooms, all different from one another, well-finished, with charming and tasteful furniture, the magic moment of our breakfasts, everything contributes to make your stay at Villa la Bianca unforgettable.The first thing you'll appreciate in Villa la Bianca is the love and the taste with which the rooms have been furnished. There are antiques, chosen over the years with passion and all together they create a warm, refined and unique location.If you are looking for charming and relaxing stays in the sign of happiness and good taste, in a magic and enchanting place, Villa la Bianca is the right place.In such an enchanted place as The Villa La Bianca, which offers its guests moments of intense poetry, silence and beautiful perfumes full of life, where would we be without the most desired moment at the beginning of every new day: breakfast. The best quality teas and coffees,fruit juice, wide choice of home made cakes and pastries, muesli and high quality cereal mixes. This is our way to make sure that every day begins in the best way for our guests. Villa La Bianca is an oasis of pure peacefulness, refreshed by the sea breeze and surrounded in the greenery of the enchanting Apuan Alps. But only a few kilometres from the villa, you will find the lively life of Versilia, with its beaches and clubs; and then the old town of Camaiore and Pietrasanta, so famous for the international community of artists who live there all year round. The cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence are less than one hour, and not far by car you will find Torre del Lago Puccini, where the famous Puccini Festival attracts thousands of opera fans every year. Also the Garfagnana and Lunigiana areas are very near; they are lands of castles, old towns, with a rich schedule for the lovers of typical products; and do not forget about the Cinque Terre, a unique place in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Bianca
- Villa La Bianca Camaiore, Italy - Tuscany