About Us

Ciao Bella Ciao!

Karolina and Dawid fell in love with Tuscany during their holidays in Italy 15 years ago and decided to move here. They settled in Lucca 12 years ago and began their adventure with this region of Italy. They both learned the Italian language, Karolina spent many hours learning the art of Italian cuisine. She trained in one of the best international Culinary Academy under the watchful eye of chef Gianluca Pedrini. Her ambition, perseverance and perfection gain work experience with the best chefs from Canada, Italy, Australia and US. She loves to share her passion with people, she cooks in harmony with her taste, local product and seasons.

David's passion lies in wellbeing and holistic treatments. He wanted the space that create a unique and personalised experience for great health, harmony and happiness. After many years of orginizing and running sucesfull holidays and events they decided that the time come to get they own place. It took them few years of searching but last year they found Villa Selva. This is where the Italian love story began! Dawid worked hard to renovate the house and garden. Karolina loves her new,spacious kitchen, she spent weekends at flea markets and antique stores where she carefully selected home furnishings and accessories. They study history of the house,region and local wine to give you the best Tuscan experience!

WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR HOLIDAY IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIMES IN YOUR YEAR AND WE AIM TO MAKE IT MEMORABLE. WHETHER YOU WISH TO UNWIND AND RELAX OR FILL YOUR TIME WITH ADVENTURE & LEARN NEW SKILL WE CAN FIND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY FOR YOU

We love to...

Eat

  1. Woodfire Pizza Oven
  2. Real Tuscan Cusine
  3. Bio-dynamic Wine
  4. Organic Local Produce
  5. Homemade Preserves
  6. Slow Food Culture
We...

Create

  1. World Renowned Artists
  2. Develop new skills
  3. Watercolor and Inks
  4. Oil Painting
  5. Ceramics
  6. Sculpture
We want you to...

Experience

  1. Stunning Region of Tuscany
  2. Healing Retreat
  3. Therapy Massages
  4. Yoga
  5. Hiking
  6. Mediterranean diet

"Our passion for this Italian region is evident in all aspects of Villa Selva. We believe that our well-being is conditioned by what we eat and how we live. Most of our vegetables and fruits grew here. We know our suppliers and surrounding farms. During your stay you can expect the best quality organic and suistainable food and wine. We adhere to the principle of Slow Living (a lifestyle emphasizing slower approaches to aspects of everyday life). We spend every free moment improving Villa Selva for you! We train and learn how to make the most of the benefits of this region of Italy. We cover changes to Villa Selva and our daily lives on Instagram and Facebook so please join us on our journey to FOLLOW YOUR SENSES IN ITALY!”