A 19th century Villa surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and by the historic citrus grove with orange.
At the foot of the Montepepe hill, we find the Villa that after a long restoration is now available again to be used as Relias with its Suites and his apartments. The building has a history that starts in the second half the 18th century with the construction of the first “Palazzina”, and that is also extremely connected with the vineyard located above the Villa.
It is in fact at the beginning of the 19th century, as reported by Abbot Guidoni, that Carlo Ludovico di Borbone Duke of Lucca decided to purchase “the delightful hill of Montepepe, where he grew some french-style vineyards with vigneron from Bordeaux which produced some excellent wine under the skillful direction of the oenologist Alessandro de Geres, who he employed directly from France”.
On the ground floor of the Villa we can find an 18th-century cellar: a treasure where our wines still go through vinification today. At the upper levels apartments and Suites for guests.
Every room has a unique story to tell and the restauration wanted to explore and show the complexity of these stories, recovering floors, ceilings and the true identity of the spaces.
The ‘L’ shape structure of the building encloses a south facing courtyard with a full view of the Tyrrhenian sea. From this big terrace, ornate by century-old palm trees and by turkey oaks, we can descent to the terraces leading to the historic citrus grove with orange, Feijoa and Mandarin tree. After that the lemon orchard next to the stone wall and down below an ample terrace paved in white marble from Carrara with a swimming pool.