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VILLA BUONVISI

A place to relax and enjoy with a strong personality and homely feeling.

With history that characterized these walls for over 500 years, an intimate feeling and beautiful nature, we dare say that Villa Buonvisi is something extraordinary. Here you will find the ideal place for friends and family looking for the perfect little personal "hotel" or who may want to rent the whole place for an event. We also tailor programs and experiences, conferences or theme trips for private and corporate groups. We offer personal service in a unique environment with the goal of making your stay simply the best. We hope you want to experience Tuscany and share the dream with us.

Benvenuti!

SWEDISH OWNERS

Villa Buonvisi is today owned by the Swedish family Mattsson, who found the farm on a vacation through Italy that has always been close to their hearts.

"The passion for food, the wine and the culture led us to Tuscany and Lucca was love at first sight as we quickly realized how much the city and its surroundings have to offer. The 15th century estate became the foundation of our dreams and now we wish Villa Buonvisi to be a place where our guests can create memories for life and share the passion with us ".

HISTORIAN OM VILLA BUONVISI

The Buonvisi family's banking and silk business flourished during the 16th century and they become Lucca's leading family of wealth. Later on they broaden the scope of the business and banking relations and started businesses in Naples, Venice, Lyon, Louvain, Antwerp and London. Beginning of the 1500 century Villa Buonvisi is starting to take shape and is being built as one of the family's summer residences after careful searching for the perfect ground. Five minutes outside Lucca's ring wall, at the former border between Lucca and Pisa, it became the perfect place with good opportunities for cultivation and hunting. They raised cattle, planted olive trees, vines and lemon trees at the estate to provide for the large family and all residences. These are the same trees and and olive groves we are harvesting from today. During the 1600s, Lucca and the Buonvisi family fell victim to an extreme economic collapse and during the 1800s, most of the Buonvisi family were extinct. In Lucca there is still an old saying that reads "even the Buonvisi's went broke" to describe how extreme the economic collapse were. The family sold Villa Buonvisi in the beginning of the 20th century and then figures out several owners of the property and the villa was also fortified by the Germans during the Second World War.

Villa Buonvisi is today 500 years old and is one of the oldest buildings in the area. In the basement vault of the villa you can see traces of an older tower on which the house is built upon and is believed to be over 1000 years old.

The Buonvisi family's motto we carry with us;

"Tutto il giorno penso a ben fare"

VIN OCH OLIVOLJA

Vin, olivolja och att odla med kärlek är något som ligger oss varmt om hjärtat på Buonvisi. Vinodlingarna som är belägna framför villan på var sin sida allén består i huvudsak utav druvorna Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Trebbiano och Chardonnay. Idag producerar vi ca 20.000 liter vin från våra odlingar på gården med hjälp av våra vinbönder från trakten. 

Uppe på kullarna bakom Villa Buonvisi finner man vår vackra olivlund med uppemot 1000 olivträd. Under skördesäsongen i oktober och november plockar vi oliverna för hand för att sedan pressa på det lokala presseriet. Vår ekologiska olivolja som har en härligt sprittande gräsig smak med ett pepprigt bett är något som vi är fantastiskt stolta över och väldigt glada över att få producera och dela med oss utav.

Vi tillverkar även limoncello och arancello på citrusträden som växer i trädgården och är uppemot 250 år gamla.