A visit to Villa Tirrena was on the itinerary for my last day in Italy. Just a short two hour drive ;) from where I was staying, but I thought what better than a road trip through the Italian countryside? Situated between Florence and Rome, in front of Civita di Bagnoregio, UNESCO patrimony, the estate is surrounded by thirty one hectares of vineyards, a beautiful sculpture garden, and breathtaking views of the Calanchi Valley.

Owned by Paolo e Noemia D'Amico - Paolo the chairman of d'Amico International Shipping and Noemia a Dior representative for 15 years - the estate houses a cellar where tastings along with the tasks of processing, storing, bottling, labelling and packing of their award winning wines are carried out.

With advanced booking, the property is open for wine tastings, tours of the sculpture garden, and events. In addition, if you feel like escaping the crowds of the city, this 16th century estate is an ideal and very private retreat, sleeping 12 people across 6 ensuite double bedrooms, with a full staff including your own private chef.