In 1963 the abstract painter Francesco Clemente found an abandoned farmhouse on the Tuscan hills; Villa La Quercia, so then called.
The house was inhabitated by farmers, and it was also a refuge during World War II.
Francesco Clemente understood the potential of this place, and above all he understood what it could become once restored.
Therefore, he decided to buy it, despite dissenting opinions within the family.
We can say that he was one of the first young men, to understand the importance of buying a farmhouse in an abandoned state: he had a great vision!
It took him several years to find the right people capable of conducting renovations that would keep intact the authenticity of the house, preserving the fine details that reflect the true essence and savour of a Tuscan farmhouse; today a context of great elegance!
For many years, La Quercia used to be an ambiance, a parlor, “filled” with famous poets, painters and musicians, where exchanges of opinion and sensations created unforgettable atmospheres as in the time of La Dolce Vita.
That’s why we like to think and say: La Quercia and La Dolce Vita!