In the heart of Tuscany: where time seems to stand still

Tenuta San Pietro is immersed in the green of Tuscany’s countryside, even though it is few kilometres away from Lucca historical City. The natural aspect of the region is enhanced by these hilly environment which characterise it, with a purely mediterranean vegetation alternating with some structures that originally belonged to the rural world and that today represent Tuscany’s tourism flagshp.


Some historians believe that it was founded by the Ligurians population, while others attribute the first settlement to the Etruscans, that in 220 b.C. laid the foundations for this place that, since 180 b.C. became a Roman town. Starting from the 6th Century, Lucca became the capital of Lombard Kingdom in Tucsia then independently had developed during the Middle Ages, first like a commune and then like a Republic.

Today the town has an historical center in perfect conditions, the ideal environment for some events which attract interested visitors from Italy and not only: Settembre Lucchese, Lucca Comics and Lucca Summer Festival, which increase the lively tourists flow.


Until the 1980 it has been difficult to determine the origin of Pisa: it has been contended by Greeks, Ligures and Etruscans. Various discoveries allowed to establish, with certainty, that these last were the founders of the settlement, we can find traces of this in old writings that indicate an activity of the town in the maritime trade in the 6th Century b.C.  In the 180 b.C. it obtained the status of Roman colony, while during the Early Middle Ages it had ups and downs before entering into the Golden Age of the Republic of Pisa (11th Century). The core of the touristic offer of this town is the marvelous Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the Campo Santo and the famous Torre di Pisa, a must-see place for Tuscany lovers.


Built on Prehistoric settlements, the Tuscan capital doesn’t need too much words to be introduced, representing a center of primary importance into the Italian tourism panorama. The first residential area is dated around the 11th Century b.C., then the first Etruscan town followed in 150 b.C., and it was already known like Florentia. In the 59 b.C.. due to Giulia Law, the ancient Florence became a castra for all Roman veterans. In the 14th Century it was elected seat of a diocese and then it was subjet to Byzantine, Ostrogoth, Lombard and Frankish domination, it also had really dark periods during which the population decreased, before the enormous resurgence in the Middle Ages. Santa Maria Novella, the prestigious Uffizi, Pitti palace, but also an important center for fashion, University Atheneum and UNESCO World Heritage: Florence is an absolute must-see for every tourist who comes to Tuscany.

La Tenuta

An old 16th century farmhouse completely restored in 2004 by the new Norwegian owners, has become a luxury hotel and a restaurant immersed in the wonderful Lucca countryside.