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There is a charming house lying on the chestnut-forested slope of the Apennines

About 100 years after its construction – in 1881 – the idyllic, Tuscan country house was lovingly restored by an English gentleman. Surrounded by a wonderful garden, La Gioiella has numerous terraces and secluded squares.

This magical place offers our guests far more than leisure and recreation in a stylish ambience. The unique treasures of this unknown part of Tuscany are waiting to be discovered by you.

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The Cooking Saloon

Cooking together in the beautiful Tuscany

There is something for everone: new recipe ideas, the smell of Tuscany, tranquility, beautiful memories, knowledgeable, new acquaintances, and the charm of a picturesque spot.


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Next cooking’s saloon: for 2024 to be announced shortly

Everyone will take home something for themselves from the days in the cooking salon: new recipe ideas, the scent of Tuscany, peace, beautiful memories, interesting facts, new acquaintances, the charm of a beautiful spot on earth.

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    How the cooking saloon was born

    How the cooking saloon was born

    I was inspired to cook from the cooking shows on the television. TV programs that featured “cook offs”, where two candidates...

    Hotspots in the area

    Discover the unknown part of Tuscany that has preserved its original character in our time. Not very touristy, this area is not far from the famous hotspots, such as Florence, Pisa or Lucca. A traditional italian atmosphere, with few tourists, the area around Pescia has a lot to offer sights that you can enjoy in peace. From La Gioiella, our house, you can reach the sea in 50 minutes or the center of Florence in an hour.

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    Our Story

    My wife Barbara and I have known each other since we were in school. We got married in the year 2014 after losing contact for 25 years.  At our 25th reunion we crossed pathes and since then have been together.

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    We regularly host events on La Gioiella. Experience an olive harvest or take part in the “cooking salon”

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    Plan your own event on La Gioiella. We take care of the physical well-being.

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    Whole house

    Stay exclusively and undisturbed with family or friends and enjoy all the benefits of the spacious property.

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    We would be happy to answer your questions