Villa Guardatoia

Villa Guardatoia is a historic residence from the 1600s, located in the heart of the Valdinievole, between Pistoia and Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany
The Villa is currently open to the public for visits to the Italian Garden, Tasting of Products from the Cecchi de'Rossi family company, Marzallaand for Private Events and Weddings.

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Villa Guardatoia belongs to the circuit of Italian Historic Houses,to the Dimore del Quartetto and theItalian Parks and Gardens Association.

Openings and Events will be possible only according to the provisions in force on Covid-19.

The Garden

A Typical Italian Garden, on the back of the Villa, which winds gently in two large quadrangular terraces joined by a walkway.

A botanical path among ancient roses and camellias, aromatic plants, aquatic plants and bitter oranges and a "broom" forest of ancient and secular cypresses.
A unique and timeless atmosphere.

The openings to the public take place in the months of September, October, March, April and May and are combined with workshops for children and tastings of the products ofthe Marzalla Farm..

Weddings and private events

Villa Guardatoia is one of the few places in the city of Pescia where it is possible to celebrate civil weddings.
The huge spaces of the Sala delle Carrozze and the arbor are meant for entertainment and parties.
Small concerts and other private events are also possible.

For events with an attendance of over 30 people, availability from April 2023.

For more information, consult the website of Pescia city.
For general info and private events: info@villaguardatoia.com.

Activities

The calendar

Openings scheduled for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

May

Sunday 23

October

Sunday 10

Products

During the visits to the Garden and, on request, especially for private events, we offer you the excellent homemade products of the Marzalla family farm.
Ancient traditions, dated back to the second half of the 19th century, which today offer delicate gems such as the Vinsanto D.o.c from Val di Nievole,the IGT Red wine and the IGT White Wine; the Grappa and the Millefiori Honey.

“Villa Guardatoia” Rosso IGT Toscano

Villa Guardatoia” IGT Toscano Red

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..

“Villa Guardatoia” Bianco IGT Toscano

“Villa Guardatoia” IGT Toscano White

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.

Vin Santo “Tre Chiodi” D.O.C. Bianco della Valdinievole

Vin Santo “Tre Chiodi” D.O.C. White of Valdinievole

'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.

Olio extravergine di oliva “Villa Guardatoia”

"Villa Guardatoia" extra-virgin olive oil

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.

Miele Millefiori Villa Guardatoia

Millefiori Honey "Villa Guardatoia"

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.