AN ENCHANTING PLACE
TO REDISCOVER YOUR WELLBEING
Situated in Tuscany, overlooking the Valdinievole valley between the cities of Lucca and Pistoia, La Monastica Resort & Spa offers the experience of refined, soothing, and regenerating relaxation.
An exclusive, private boutique hotel, housed in a 16th-century monastery, in an inhabited medieval village, it is the ideal destination for a holiday that infuses wellbeing, surrounded by history and immersed in nature.
La Monastica Resort & Spa is in Buggiano Castello, situated on a hilltop which offers panoramic views of the Valdinievole valley. The village has preserved its original appearance: a medieval cluster of stone buildings and narrow streets which invite you to explore and take time to recover your natural rhythm. Away from traffic, steeped in history and enveloped in music and the beauty of nature, it instills a feeling of comfort, privacy, and serenity.
A resort that tugs at the heartstrings.
Rich in history, nature and beauty, it fosters
a profound feeling of serenity.
La Monastica Resort & Spa boutique hotel is the result of a careful renovation project which has successfully preserved the pristine charm of the ancient structure.
The central building consists of the former St. Scolastica Monastery, established in the 16th century; four adjoining residences complete the sense of hospitality for those who long for a holiday immersed in the life and rhythm of an ancient Tuscan village.
EMOTIONS INSPIRED BY TASTE
Tuscan tradition together with the nature, authentic flavours and freshness of the raw materials are the principles which inspire the cuisine of La Monastica.
Each menu is a tribute to the excellence of the territory, with carefully selected seasonal ingredients such as vegetables and fruit, mainly sourced from La Monastica’s own vegetable garden, and meat, fish and cheeses sourced locally. All savoured in the impressive and diverse restaurant environments of the ancient monastery for a unique and exclusive experience.
This is the ideal place to fully enjoy the sense of comfort and relaxation provided by La Monastica. The focus on care and attention to wellbeing which have characterised this structure since its foundation are evident in this environment. In fact, it is no coincidence that the various treatment rituals are inspired by the ancient monastic tradition which combined the benefits of locally produced herbs, oils and wines.
THE TERRACED GARDEN OVER THE VALDINIEVOLE VALLEY
Developed over nine terraces, supported by stone walls, and bordered by ancient medieval towers, the garden traces the lay of the land outlined around the year one thousand and, thanks to its dominant position, offers spectacular panoramic views of the entire Valdinievole valley.
La Monastica Resort & Spa is in Buggiano Castello in the province of Pistoia, in a secluded location, yet close to many cultural and tourist destinations. It only takes a few minutes to reach the very famous thermal town of Montecatini Terme, or cities of art such as Pistoia, Lucca and Pisa. In half an hour you can drive to Versilia and reach the lively beaches of Viareggio or the exclusive location of Forte dei Marmi.
A FAVOURABLE MICROCLIMATE
Also known as Borgo degli Agrumi, Buggiano Castello enjoys a particular microclimate due to its hilly position, the influences of the Fucecchio marshes and the sea winds. This “climate oasis” favours the growth of citrus fruits which are generally found at more southern latitudes where the temperature is milder than in the surrounding areas.
HISTORY, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DESIGN
Ancient decorations redefined by skilled restorers, design objects, antiques, and custom-made furnishings by local artisans combine to give La Monastica an exclusive and suggestive atmosphere, almost suspended between past and present and deeply connected with the place, history and nature.
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