In partnership with Borgo Pignano we are delighted to present an enchanting haven in the heart of historic Tuscany. At Borgo Pignano you will discover a beautifully restored country estate offering an exclusive combination of elegant hotel rooms and private villas, exceptional comfort and gracious hospitality. The design of Borgo Pignano reflects the rural and unique Tuscan way of life. Everything
from architecture to tailor-made experiences,
food and wellness is inspired by Tuscan
traditions with a contemporary twist.
Borgo Pignano is an elegant historical country estate in the heart of the Tuscan countryside which sits in the centre of a much cherished 750-acre organic estate and features a magnificent luxury 18th
century villa and a hamlet first settled in during Etruscan times. Today, this sensitively restored and privately owned Borgo, offers warm and gracious hospitality in a tranquil setting about 500
meters above sea level, with some of the most commanding views in all of Tuscany that can stretch to the Mediterranean. Borgo Pignano provides a unique experience, steeped in history that captures the soul of Tuscany. Explore the organic farm, biodynamic kitchen gardens, olive groves, orchards, meadows, lakes, waterfalls and woodlands which can all be found within Pignano’s beautifully managed rounds.
Borgo Pignano’s main building is an 18th century villa surrounded by traditionally planted English gardens overlooking pristine landscapes of Tuscany that have changed little since Renaissance times. Perched on a hilltop, the villa accommodation offers stunning views of olive groves, vineyards, fields and woods. There are 14 elegant rooms and suites, some with original frescoes and all with en-suite marble and travertine bathrooms. La Canonica, the Priest’s house, adjoins the ancient church of San Bartolomeo and contains exceptional original features such as medieval stonework, archways, columns, vaulted ceilings, terracotta floors and restored medieval frescoes. This property dates from the 13th Century and provides an opportunity to stay in an architecturally significant building a few steps across the courtyard from the villa. Alternatively stay in an exclusive farmhouse and countryside cottage, which are within an easy walk of the main villa, restaurant, gardens and infinity pool. Each individual property is designed and decorated in an elegant Tuscan style offering privacy and seclusion.
Living with nature
Streams, ponds and lakes help irrigate Borgo Pignano’s fields, vegetable gardens, orchards, olive groves and vineyard. The fields are planted with grains and cereals grown from heritage seeds. The seasonal vegetable gardens produce a wide variety of foods that are in the earth in the morning and on the table later in the day. Borgo produces traditional organic food, Tuscan breads, natural honeys and preserves, as well as a delicious cold-pressed
extra-virgin olive oil. The link between the countryside and the interiors are evident everywhere: flowers from the gardens are displayed in arrangements throughout the villa, farmhouses and apartments; seasonal menus reflect vegetables and fruits that are at their finest; bathrooms stock toiletries made from plants and flowers grown on and, in winter, open fireplaces glow with timber harvested from the surrounding woodlands. Two nature reserves, teeming with local flora and fauna, border Pignano’s land.
At a time when moments of relaxation are few and far between, your dining experience at Borgo Pignano will be filled with a sense of nature and well-being. Breakfasts made to be lingered over, al-fresco meals in a relaxed open-air setting and gourmet dinners in our formal restaurant. Wherever you choose to dine you will enjoy excellent service in a tasteful setting. Everything starts from the home-grown or locally sourced raw materials. In the Bakery, breads are produced with sourdough, while pastries and fresh pasta come from a fine selection of ancient wheat flours produced from grains grown on the property. Pignano’s free-range pigs and hens provide eggs and meat for the restaurant, while bees produce the honey, olive groves and vineyard help generate the oils and wine.
Borgo Pignano is a unique luxury retreat in Tuscany where art and creativity are nourished and valued. Here you will find a haven for art-lovers who wish to immerse
themselves in the pleasure of creating and observing art. Pignano is a natural magnet for artists, where its serene environment offers inspiration. Borgo Pignano is the perfect location for those wishing to experience a sense of renewal by connecting with art. A deep encounter with arts is an essential ingredient of happiness, for both, those who create and those who admire and interact. Borgo Pignano’s owners are frequent visitors to the estate and longtime
admirers of twentieth century British art. They have selected all the art displayed in the villa, cottages, maisonettes and suites, some of which is the work of past guests. Throughout this private country estate, you will enjoy the beauty of contemporary and classic art in many forms.
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