The Garden of Villa Guardatoia, historical residence of the '600, in the heart of Valdinievole, is a typical Italian garden that winds on the back of the Villa in two large quadrangular terraces joined by a walkway. A botanical itinerary among ancient roses and camellias, aromatic, aquatic plants and bitter oranges, and a cypress forest,in a timeless atmosphere.
The garden is open to the public with periodic visits, music and activities for children, and - on request - for private events, even weddings, or group visits. Combined with the visits, the tastings of two excellences of the Pescia area, the Vinsanto Doc della Valdinievole and the extra virgin olive oil, both produced by the family company, Marzalla.
The 2020 openings are postponed to September October pending the new provisions on Covid 19
The garden is open to public visits during September, October, March April and May. For any information on reservations, timetables and activities, consult the events section. Villa Guardatoia is among the places of the Municipality of Pescia where it is possible to celebrate civil wedding ceremonies. Consult the website http://www.comune.pescia.pt.it forms section, registry entry. For general info and private events: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accompanying the visit of the Villa, tastings in the garden of the Family Company's products. The wine production of the Guardatoia dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Today, at Guardatoia you could taste a wide range of products, ranging from Valdinievole's Vinsanto Doc, to red and white wine IGT (Typical Geographical Indication) and to Grappa and millefiori honey, sided with some of the Tuscan food excellences, both sweet and savory, like the Cantucci of Prato, the Montecatini Pods and the classic bread white with bruschetta.
obtained from Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera vines. A genuine red, intense color, with low alcohol content, fragrant and pleasantly fruity. Served with tomato bruschetta, or the classic bread and oil..
obtained from Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia del Chianti and Vermentino vines, it has a slightly amber color and it's slightly fragrant. To be drunk fresh and accompanied with white or red bruschetta, or with bread and oil.
'Tre Chiodi' sweet wine consisting of Trebbiano Toscano vines (70%), Malvasia del Chianti (25%) and Vermentino (5%). The long process of production goes from the natural withering of the best grapes, occuring in vinsantaia for 4 months, until maturing and aging in oak and chestnut casks for a minimum of three years. For this reason, Vin Santo "Tre Chiodi" looks shiny, with gold and amber reflections, and has alcoholic and delicate notes of dried fruit and flavorings. At the Guardatoia, you could taste it with the Montecatini pods and the Prato cantucci.
obtained from the Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino varieties. For the third consecutive year, our Oil joined the Slow Food Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guide, which reviews the best Italian extra virgin olive oils from the last harvest. It has a green hue, light golden reflections and the characteristic veiling typical of unfiltered oil. We serve it in the best and easiest way: raw, on Tuscan white bread.
light, fragrant, fully sweet, with aroma containing traces of acacia and citrus, produced in June. Or darker, with a bitterish note and the scent of prunes and green tomato jam, produced in September. To be tasted paired with Tuscan pecorino.