In honor of our March issue, a special report on Tuscan hideaways, we asked friends of Dream of Italy to tell us about their favorite spots in Tuscany. This recommendation is from Anna Maria Sorrentino of Shop, Wine and Dine:
Maremma’s uncompromising beauty , with its expanse of sweet rolling hills, stretches of dense pine woods, olive groves and vineyards is the picture perfect setting for Alain Ducasse’ l’Andana. Formerly the residence of Duke Leopold II, l’Andana provides an authentic view and feel for southwestern Tuscany’s life and rich traditions. Its décor in complete harmony with its surroundings, is the embodiment of understated elegance.
Impeccable service, poolside relaxation, golf, horse-back riding, spa treatments and exquisite cuisine, are just some of the reasons one must experience this beautiful oasis. L’Andana’s strategic location also provides easy access to estates producing some of Tuscany’s most coveted wines such as Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Morellino di Scanzano, all a perfect complement to the bountiful local cuisine. (Rooms start at 325 euros per night.)