Stone walls and wooden beams
The Seventeenth-Century Tavern of Tenute di Badia is located on the ground floor of the “Torretta“, the oldest and most distinctive building of the Farm Estate. The Tavern, as well as the rest of the building, was the originally part of the Refectory and Cellar of the Abbey of Badia Pozzeveri, built by the Camaldolese Monks in the late XVII Century. Years went by, the Monks moved back to Rome and the Farm of Badia Pozzeveri passed property to an upper class family from Lucca . The entire Villa underwent two different widening works, in the late XVIII Century and in the beginning of the XX, by a family of Lucca’s upper class.
The most recent activity dates back to 2001, by the Romani Family, upon the opening of the Farm Resort. In that case, the primary concern was not getting larger of giving the place a new look. At the countrary, it was deemed essential to keep the ancient, majestic beauty of the four-houndred-years old room. As a consequence, the Tavern underwent a conservative restoration: stone walls, brick arches and part of the original wooden beams holding the ceiling were carefully put safe and left in plain view, while modern comforts were added and the overall thermal efficiency of the environment was improved.
Forks, knives, glasses
Today, the Tavern and the adjacent Kitchen are an integrating part of the Resort, hosting most of the Food&Wine related Activities, organized and operated by the Family. All Activities revolve around the local Kitchen and the Farm’s production of fine D.O.C. Wines & Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and are entirely though-out on a farm-to-table logic. Some examples of such activities areare:
- Restoration Service, esclusively the the Farm Resort’s Guests: Italian Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
- Meals & Wine tastings, for small and mediun groups. Designed for Tour Operators, Travel agencies, Congress Centers. Lezioni di Cucina tradizionale con prodotti di stagione.
- Blind\vertical\orizontal Tasting games and Masterclasses
- Farm-and-Oenology-related Educational Activities for Schools, Universities and training Operators.
The Tavern is completely accessible for guests with disabilities, and it is equipped with air conditioning and free WI-FI. Regarding the food and wine, each and every dish is served belongs to the traditional cookbook of Lucca and Tuscany. All the ingredients are either harvested directly from the Farm’s fields or purchased by local producers. Thanks to the vast inheritance of the Tuscan kitchen’s history, there’s plenty of Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-free options for our Guests to choose, to their preference.
In a little while, a Menu page will be added to the Website, with a blog section with Tuscan recipes & cooking tips from the Family. By subscribing to the Newsletter you’ll be sure to receive updates anytime something new shows up!