Years ago, Alexa wrote about what would become the destination of all of our (collective) desire: Villa Lena, a “new kind of retreat”, hotel, and not-for-profit art foundation tucked within acres of olive groves and vineyards in Tuscany. (You can read Alexa’s original post, penned almost a decade ago, at A New Creative Hub (and Hotel) in Tuscany.)
Recently, we were reminded of Villa Lena when our friend, the Maine-based architect Jocie Dickson, mentioned she’d done an artist residency there. The rambling villa’s many old outbuildings, stables, and lodgings are constantly being rehabbed and redone, she reported—and we decided it was high time for a second glance.
Ready for an updated tour? Read on.
Photography via Villa Lena.