Villa La Bianca Countryside Residences
Villa La Bianca Camaiore
Sea, countryside, mountains, art cities. The Versilia surrounding Villa La Bianca, a beautiful rural retreat between the Apuan alps and the beaches of Camaiore.
At home with the author
From the moment you arrive at Villa La Bianca, you know this is no ordinary hotel. The onetime residence of the 20th century writer Cesare Garboli, and a regular meeting place for the circle of intellectuals who surrounded him, this country house in Tuscany perfectly conserves the atmosphere of an elegant private home.
Antiques, period prints, family heirlooms: in every corner of every room you'll find traces of Villa la Bianca's illustrious past.
Whether you choose to stay in a suite in the main house or in one of the apartments in the converted oil press, you can expect to enjoy the same sophisticated combination of traditional Tuscan furnishings and the latest in modern technology.
The large swimming pool in the garden provides the perfect place in which to relax during the hottest hours of the day.
The owners of the country house personally prepare the delicious Tuscan cuisine served in the villa's Osteria and select the excellent wines on the wine list (there are over 50 of the region's finest labels to choose from).
The menu is not the only thing to reflect the changing of the seasons; the dining venue does too! In the winter months, meals are served on the large communal table, by the fire in the old kitchen. In the spring, the veranda provides a charming light-filled eating environment. In the summer, guests dine al fresco in the shade of the plane trees, in the garden.
Beyond the beach
A couple of minutes is all you'll need to get from Villa La Bianca to the beaches of Camaiore and the glamorous seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi.
For those happy to explore just that little bit further afield, the medieval town of Pietrasanta, the marble quarries of Carrara, the great art cities of Pisa, Lucca, and Florence and the towns of Cinque Terre are all just a short and scenic car ride away.