Nestled deep in the remote Tuscan countryside, Borgo Pignano is a hidden gem that exudes a authentic rural charm and magic. Set on 750 h of pristine rolling hills this unique retreat was originally a hamlet dating back from the Etruscan times. With only 14 rooms in the main 13th century villa and casas dotted around the hamlet this intimate retreat you can’t help but feel instantly revived at this home away from home. The Borgo specialises in organic bio-dynamic home grown produce and wellness that enhances this unique experience.
Pignano is 1h15 minutes from Florence and Pisa and 40 minutes from Siena making it easily accessible from main airports yet is worlds away from the bustle of the cities. From the Borgo you can trek and ride out into the rolling countryside or visit local towns of volterra and San Germaniano for art and culture.
Choose from 14 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, some with their original frescos and all with white marble or travertine bathrooms and spectacular views. There are generous public rooms and dining areas and and outside during the summer months you can lounge by the pool and enjoy open air pizza evenings with a glass of organic wine in hand. For families you can hole up in the spacious Podere La Fonte, Casa del Lago or to rent one of the Borgo’s smaller houses.
Why we like it
We love the philosophy behind Borgo Pignano where the emphasise is on experiences connecting with wellness and sustainability. Take a tour of the verdant vegetable garden, learn to make pasta and soda bread, make home made soaps and honey with the bee-keepers or enjoy a yoga class in the studio. For children there’s tons to keep all ages busy and connected to the natural surroundings.