“Close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun and breathe in the salty sea breeze as it embraces the perfume of the olive groves. The silence of nature is the only sound that fills your peace of heart and mind.”
These are the very first impressions our guests experience as they approach Tenuta La Valle, along the tree-lined avenue winding through the green Alta Maremma countryside just a few kilometres from Rosignano Marittimo and Castiglioncello.
Whilst conserving the charm of its past, our estate has acquired new lease of life following an extensive renovation project that has transformed it into an elegant venue for weddings, which need an intimate, welcoming atmosphere, for ceremonies, private functions, and of course relaxing holidays and short breaks in Tuscany.
The entire estate may be reserved upon special request with exclusive use of all services and spaces for the full duration of the holiday or event.
Once upon a time...
The history of our estate is the story of a family
More than a century of history surrounds Tenuta La Valle, which was built at the end of the 1800s and comprises two antique villas: the main house – Villa Padronale – and Villa Gambino. They sit at the heart of over 90 hectares of land. At the beginning of the 1900s, Gennaro Zolli, a lawyer, fell in love with this stunning spot and decided to buy the estate from Count Mastiani, to then hand it down to his children, grand-children and future generations.
In 1936, Rachele, the last of Gennaro’s three children, inherited the property and ran it for almost 50 years, conserving the antique beauty of the villas and the park. Rachele Zolli dedicated her life to preserving her Tenuta and persevered in its reconstruction after suffering heavy bombing during WWII. The romantic chapel which now also forms part of the estate was an addition she made to face adversity with optimism and hope: “I want this place, which has been reduced to ruins of war, to become one of peace and calm. Where hate has hit us hardest, we will build a symbol of love”.
Complete renovation works on the two villas has enabled the original charm and architectural features of the estate, down to the flooring and the vats in the cellars, to be preserved through time. Gennaro Coviello, Rachele Zolli’s third son, is particularly recognised for the development and completion of the interior furnishings, from the second half of the 1980s.
Today Tenuta La Valle is managed by the Zolli-Coviello-Cagnetta families, who have been modernising it for decades, conserving the timeless charm and atmosphere that is so typical of the great Tuscan country houses, admired and acclaimed by visitors worldwide as models of authentic, highly-desirable, rural elegance.
Our historic villas
Villas for weddings and events: discover Tenuta La Valle
Tenuta La Valle is now a spellbinding location for weddings and events which encapsulates all the simplicity and beauty of the symbolic Tuscan landscapes. Arranging your wedding here at the Tenuta La Valle will mean easy and worry-free organisation of each single moment of the whole event from an emotion-filled ceremony, be it religious, non-religious or symbolic, to the reception, followed by celebrations into the night.
If required, Tenuta La Valle can reserve the entire estate exclusively for you, including the historic villas before and after the wedding day.
Tenuta La Valle is the perfect venue for celebrating your most important events like:
- baptisms, holy communions, confirmations
The environments at the Tenuta are versatile and can easily be adapted to host small congresses, conventions or business meetings, courses, workshops and food and wine tasting events.
Your holidays in Tuscany
Green holidays and short breaks at a stone’s throw from the beach and the marvels of Tuscany
The unique geographical position of Tenuta La Valle – a few kilometres from the most beautiful beaches and coves along the Tuscan coast, the picturesque hills of the Tuscan countryside and some of the most enchanting towns and villages in Italy – will enable you to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday and a wealth of unforgettable moments.
The villas on our estate, featuring every comfort and private swimming pools, nestle deep in the natural surroundings of 90 hectares of private property. An oasis of privacy and peace created for those who wish to dedicate quality time to their well-being, switch off from their daily routines and recharge their energy with long walks or bicycle rides through olive groves and corn fields that are typical of the Tuscan countryside.
A number of extra activities can also be booked such as oil, wine or other local produce tasting or private individual or group cooking classes for learning the secrets of the most well-loved Tuscan recipes.
There will be plenty of time to arrange enjoyable day trips to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany, all very accessible from the estate, including:
Art and historical cities
The Tuscan countryside
- Castagneto Carducci
- San Gimignano
- San Quirico D’Orcia
- The Apuan Alps
- Monte Amiata